And it's not what you think.
Yesterday, of her own accord, Rebecca organized her closet by color.
It started when she offered to hang up the clean laundry. I wish that I could say that she is doing this out of innate desire to be helpful, though she enjoys being helpful. What Rebecca really enjoys is the current incentive program.
The children have gotten a bit slovenly this summer and by this weekend I Had Had Enough.
So I started "Padrusch Bucks". Every Sunday I give each kid ten Padrusch Bucks. Each is worth fifty cents. To keep those bucks they need to do their basic requirements. Beds made, dirty laundry in hamper, wet towels off the floor, dirty plates and cups into the kitchen etc. If they don't do those things they lose their bucks. Extra bucks can be earned for going above and beyond the requirements.
Rebecca loves this stuff. She is a natural born capitalist. The first day she swept the stairs and made my bed. This earned her two additional bucks.
This brings us to yesterday when she offered to take care of the laundry. Hanging up the laundry got her thinking about her closet and thinking about her closet got her thinking about colors and before you know it she had emptied her closet and was reorganizing.
Of course I took pictures.
I love a tidy closet. Makes me feel so peaceful. Sort of the opposite of how I feel when there are dead rotting birds in my house.
She loved it. She debated hues and textures.
Guess what she did next?
She went into Lily's room and did her clothes too!!
Please notice the size of the closets.
Feel free to pity me.
Our house was built in 1925 and apparently people didn't own clothes then. Maybe the original owners were nudists. Either way our closets are tiny.
Rebecca's is about two feet wide. Also, it's in the hallway. She doesn't even have a closet in her room.
Lily's closet is in her room though it's about 18 inches wide. Seriously.
The bathroom closet is about 2o inches wide and is in the shape of a triangle.
My closet is a bar at the entrance to the attic.
I'd show you a picture but then I'd have to kill you. Just saying.
I got a bit side-tracked with the closets there.
Anyway, Rebecca earned an additional two Padrusch bucks.
Lily? How does Lily like the incentive plan?
She prefers a welfare state. She's all about stickin' to the man and fighting in the revolution.
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A special shout out to my pal Thea's daughter Maya who turns 10 today! They are in Denmark avoiding the Boston heat and having a great adventure. Happy Birthday Maya!
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