Friday, February 19, 2010
The problem I am having right now is all the excuses that go with the chore charts. Some of my favorite excuses from my children are: “It’s not my fault. Somebody else was supposed to do it. Everybody should have helped me. Anybody could have done it. Nobody wanted to do it. They made me do it. And perhaps my all time favorite, I forgot.”
There are days that my children listen! There are even days when the house is almost clean. Today is not one of those days. Today I would like to hire a maid just so the house could be a little quiet and not filled with three little girls having an all out war and stomping around because they are "mad" and living in the "nobody ever does anything except me!" world.
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized Everybody wouldn't do it. So Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
Anonymous (wouldn't you know!)
I guess you don't outgrow the chore monster!
True freedom begins and ends with obedience and personal accountability. (And Class and a Smile!)