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November 16th, 2004, 04:02 PM
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are all occupents responsible for cleaning it up?

I am being told that it is not fair and yet I am unable to sympathize

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November 16th, 2004, 07:07 PM
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That's the way it is in our house.
They whine the entire time

hey! I clean their messes!
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November 17th, 2004, 04:21 AM
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I have just started to incorporate this..... The "Not me" is going into retirement and I no longer ask whose mess it is. I state I see something that needs to be done and if whoever is responsible doesn't do it then they all get a time out then clean the mess.
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November 17th, 2004, 06:52 PM
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oh yeah! everyone helps clean up ALL messes here too. and yep I get the *your so unfair* speech too! lol..
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November 18th, 2004, 06:54 AM
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I agree with the above. I give appropriate chores per age of the child - regardless of who made the mess. If I know for a fact which child made the mess then that child cleans it up by his/herself, but if I don't know I split up the chores to approprate amounts per age and go with that.


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November 19th, 2004, 09:17 AM
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If Tyler, who is twelve, is responsible for picking up the living room, and Gracie half empties the toybox in the floor, he may ask Gracie (who is 4) to help, but he is responsible for the clean living room. I get the same whining here.
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February 3rd, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Everyone helps clean up. I try to give age appropriate chores.

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February 3rd, 2005, 11:23 AM
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everyone here helps too

cause its all for one and one for all
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February 3rd, 2005, 10:39 PM
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Here we get "how come I have to clean up, I didn't make this mess" to which of course I reply "how come I do your laundry" "how come I cook your food". Everyone here has to pitch in too.
mom of 5 girls
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February 4th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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Most definitely...I've provided them all with play-buddies (each other), and they love it. One of the quirks is that they all have to help clean up...no doubt about it. Obviously, DD #3 and DD #4 are a blit limited, but even they try...
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