I’m on a strike. Not a food strike. I can’t live without my banana lollies and aloe vera juice.
I’m on a washing strike. Not all the washing so were not living in a pig sty. But washing the clothes of the 11yr old and the 9 yr old (soon to be 10 yr old). I’m just sick of the clothes thrown all over the floor of their bed room.
The many times I tell them to clean their room and the many times I tell them to put their dirty clothes in the washing basket is just draining. I even say to them “If you have clothes on the floor when I’m doing the washing I wont wash them”. Then I feel bad and pick up the washing and do it.
That’s where my problem lies. I haven’t followed through with my threat. So now I’m following through and have gone on strike.
Last time I washed their clothes was the 1st of November. The only time they noticed that I haven’t washed their clothes was the friday that just went past. They have been warned that I wont wash their clothes if their room is a mess.
Now this is going to back fire on me because then that will mean double the washing for me when they finally do it. But hopefully it is a lesson learned for them.
I wished upon a star that my girls would be taller so they would be able to hang their own clothes. But alas they have my genes…… and my husbands genes. They have no chance of being tall enough to reach the clothes line until they eventually move out.
I sometimes struggle to reach the damn clothes line.
I seem to be making it up by washing the clothes of the 4 yr old and 2 yr old more often. Must I be missing doing the washing?
I have a whole system in place. The days where I do each rooms washing so that I’m only washing one load of washing a day for 3 days. 3 rooms 3 baskets 3 days. I don’t understand people who have to wash everyday (like my mum). Do you seriously only have one pair of undies, pants, shirt etc?
I make sure that my kids have 9 pairs of everything so that I can leave the washing for a day or two extra and the kids still have clean underwear and clothes.
I’m on strike and wont be completing any washing for the 11 yr old or the 9 yr old until they clean their bloody room.
I’ll be here for a while I think.