Really Stupid Things The Elms Boys Argue About #2

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!

~Stephanie

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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2 Responses to Really Stupid Things The Elms Boys Argue About #2

  1. Steph says:

    LOL!!! My kids have been known to fight over *who gets to vaccuum.* Anything for a good sibling argument. I hope your boys keep their attitude that cleaning dirty bathrooms is *cool!*
    http://steph-roomofmyown.blogspot.com/

  2. Jo says:

    Okay how come I get the kids who never fight over the good stuff like the rest of you?!

    Maybe they’re taking the “heathens” thing to heart. hmmmm. lol

    Send your boys my way. They can fight over my kitchen. ;)