Grounded From the TV


Indefinitely!
(& I'm loving it)


I love having our master suite downstairs...the ENTIRE upstairs is KID ZONE...their rooms & the playroom are all upstairs.  This is great, but it's a big space & is sometimes (ok, constantly) a challenge to keep it neat.  
My kids have gotten REALLY lazy about keeping their upstairs "Kiddie Haven" cleaned up...

REALLY LAZY!!

as a matter a fact, it looks a lot like THIS:

I've cleaned the playroom THREE times since Thanksgiving...bringing down an entire kitchen GARBAGE BAG (I'm embarrassed & horrified to say) of TRASH each time I did...& I am NOT cleaning it up again!

In addition to being on the slack cleaning...
their behavior lately reminds me of THIS...



So, instead of doing THIS...



I had to get UGLY & say those two words that they absolutely HATE to hear...

YOU'RE GROUNDED!

(from the beloved TELEVISION until this mess gets picked up!!)

  Because a lot of the time I just see them doing THIS:



(& I get so sick of seeing that...ugh!)

Going on SIX days now...

& yesterday they finally started to crack.  

They picked up a bit (a TINY bit)...
but it's still OFF until I think it's clean enough....
which may NEVER happen...

and that is perfectly fine 
because in the last six days I have been a LOT of THIS:


AND THIS:





AND also THIS:




& a teeny bit of THIS:



which resulted in apologies & some of THIS:




but that's ok :)
LOL


Because, they're not missing the TV...we have watched a couple of Christmas movies as a family over the past six days...they're not asking to watch it or sneaking trying to watch it...


and life around our house is A LOT more peaceful...

and I am so TOTALLY loving that!

Wishing all of you a peaceful kind of household too...

Happy Monday!