March 28, 2020
My husband and I are early birds. Our children, a 13 year old boy and a 21 year old girl, are not. I knew I wanted them to get some cleaning done today when they got up, so I sent them both the same text message so I wouldn't forget what to tell them.
1. Change the sheets on your beds.
2. "Fabreeze" your rooms and leave your doors open.
3. Eat, shower, get dressed.
4. Do laundry together or separately.
5. Clean and sweep your bathrooms.
My daughter finally got up around 1:00pm.
My son had to be awakened at 2:30pm.
My daughter had no issue taking care of her chores.
My son, on the other hand,...let's just say he was more than annoyed.
My husband and I had taken notice of his attitude, and my husband decided to engage him in conversation about it. By the end, I was in tears. The conversation went something like this...
DAD: Tano, what's wrong?
SON: I just don't know why I'm cleaning.
DAD: You don't know why you're cleaning your room and bathroom that you use?
SON: NO!! I don't!
(SOME OTHER THINGS WERE SAID THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER.)
DAD: Maan, your room stinks!
SON: I don't smell anything.
DAD: That's because you've gone "Nose Blind"!!
I laughed so hard, I cried. I may have even snorted a few times.
My husband was laughing even harder.
My son was not the least bit amused. Rolling his eyes, he walked away to finish his chores.