My kids leave their shoes everywhere. If there has been a kid in that room in the past six months, chances are there is a pair of shoes in the middle of the floor for no reason whatsoever. It's not only shoes. I find toy soldiers, action figures, Matchbox cars and random Nerf gun ammunition. My daughter is in much better. Hair ties and headbands multiply faster than the rabbit patch next to the Viagra factory. She dresses in layers, and leaves a path of discarded clothing and her wake. And did I mention this shoes? Between the two of them they have more shoes than most villages in Africa. So this got me thinking, we've tried all the standard techniques to encourage the kids to tidy up after themselves and put things away. We tried: Asking politely asking assertively asking rudely threatening politely threatening threateningly threatening with bodily harm and a painful death begging But none of these techniques seem to work. In the past, I've used bribe
SunFyre is written by a guy in a wheelchair, thus "...words from a seated position." However, this journal isn't about being disabled. I'm a husband, father of twins, entrepreneur, author and occasional political pundit.