You know how some times the things your kids say, leave you red faced & mumbling all sorts lame excuses in an attempt to explain your actions. Well this was one of those moments...well sort of.
Maxi is a neat kid, he tidies up after himself, puts his dirty clothes in the wash hamper, takes his shoes off & puts them straight into his cupboard, reads books & puts them back in the book shelf etc, etc. I almost never have to remind him to do any of the above.
The conversation went a little bit like this:
Me~ Maxi, your play room looks amazing. WELL DONE!! for tidying up.
Max~ It was very messy Mama, but now it is lovely & neat now. All the cars are in their buckets & all the blocks are in the wagon. I think it looks GREAT!
Me~ You are right babes it looks great!!!
Max~ Mama, are you going to tidy up your scrap table??? It is very messy & there is alot stuff on it.
Me~ Uuum! (me now feeling daft...trying to explain myself to him...why I felt compelled to do this, I don't know)
Me~ You see babes....I have been very busy with some scrap pages & I need my table to be messy so I can find stuff (there is some logic in this I promise).
Max~ (Looking at me in silence)......No mama, that is an 'unacceptable excuse' (hahahaha! my words being thrown back in my face), you'd better tidy it or Aunty Sarah will be very cross with you!!!
Me~ OK, babes...you are right, I will tidy it up now.
Need I say any more???