Remember back when you had toddler mom skills? Or, maybe you are developing your own, now. Either way, it may be time to practice them. Teens are not so different from toddlers, and they need a hug, sometimes, too.
But, when it comes to dishes piling up every day – you may want to ask for their help.
- Whether they are on the table, the counter or in the sink.
- It is becoming a bit of a chore.
- Of course, mine can be told to wash the dishes – a skill they have acquired – yet, not mastered.
They have time.
Though, I guess we all do, don’t we?
I am thinking back to the days when we would assign a color, or label their cup, lest we be stuck trying (every night) to fit those last three glasses into the top shelf of the dishwasher. This, after finagling 4 others to fit. We would still have some left that we just couldn’t apply our mad Tetris™skills “for the win”.
Today, mine like those “wine” tags. They will actually use them on the mugs that have handles. It is just when they forget to bring them down from their room and we have a shortage, they resort to the every day non-handled drink ware.
So, here I am, thinking back to when I was diligent and applied some of those amazing, toddler mom skills that I learned from my mom. If this helps you out there, in the world today, you can thank her – not me. After that, you should give your teen (or your toddler) a hug. She taught me that, too. No matter what happens, hugs make it better and they will thank you for it later. I know it.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl