In our ongoing series of RSTTEBAA (Really Stupid Things The Elms Boys Argue About - you can read the initial installment here) I give you this offering.
In preparation for a visit from my in-laws this weekend, I asked the boys to clean the upstairs bathrooms (theirs and our guest room) while I vacuumed the stairs. An argument ensued over who got to clean their bathroom because…get this…it was the dirtier bathroom. I kid you not.
We finally realized that the downstairs powder room was dirty enough to be an ok second choice. So Jason cleaned the toliet upstairs and the mirror and sink downstairs. Kyle got to clean the toliet downstairs and the mirror and sink upstairs.
I guess that this is what happens when you do not make kids clean bathrooms on a regular basis? We have a cleaning lady that cleans the downstairs (which includes the master bedroom and bath) so that leaves the boys rooms, guest room and the two bathrooms upstairs. The boys bathroom basically gets cleaned whenever I finally realize that it really needs it. Jeff recently got some kind of toliet wand that grips a cleaning pad that both boys think is really cool…go figure.
Now, please do not get the idea that my kids are neat-niks. Believe me, they are not. Just ask them to clean their room or pick up the family room and they groan with the best of them. But for some reason, for this period in their lives, they think that cleaning the bathroom is neat.
And I say that is fine with me…argue away!