Laziest daughter in the universe- drowning in pigsty! ANY ideas?
My 8yo DD is the laziest child who breathes! If I dug a giant hole into the middle of her room and said throw any toys you finish, rubbish or dirty clothes (clean even!)into the hole, it would still be too much effort on her part.
I have tried to declutter. I have thrown out copious amounts of toys, excess clothes, shoes.... etc Even if she had nothing in her room but a bed I am sure she would spread the doona onto the floor!
Every draw has a label -eg T-shirts, undies, jumpers. She helped choose where items would go. If clean clothes make it to the draw she shoves the lot in anywhere it'll fit. I wash daily, so there are never many to put away.
Bratz dolls spew out over the floor mingling with Barbies and soft toys... mixed in are dirty clothes she is too lazy to throw into the hamper, hair ties, hair brush... bits of crap (like folded up paper with drawings).
I periodically lose it and clean it top to bottom (about twice a year). It never lasts.
I need to make myself into the cleaning police each day for her to lift a finger- and it gets so painfully whingey I give up and let her live in the filth.
The rest of our home is tidy and a delightful place. Her brother and sister are both tidy kids. I am not a perfectionist, I just want to see the carpet!
ANY ideas? ANY tips for organising? Should I just get all toys out of there? Should I blackban TV? I have tried a 'prison cell' room- eg minimum clothes and no toys- it worked but as soon as we added any extras it exploded! But in herself she was unhappy without her toys.
I have been using the 'forget it and close the door' method lately. BUT her room faces the street and she seems to regularly manage to lift the lace curtain up so everyone outside can see her mess! PLUS her room is the one next to the path to out front door and they are full height windows.