For the Record

For the record, when a parent asks “Who’s cleaning up the kitchen?” the wrong answer is “I don’t know.”Also wrong is the name of a sibling, any sibling, followed by a judgment of why they deserve to be the one to clean up the kitchen. All of these will get you the job of cleaning up the kitchen.

The only answer that might possibly on the slightest off-chance get you out of cleaning the kitchen is to say, “I’ll do it!” because then the parent just might possibly say, “That’s so nice of you to take responsibility! I’ll make your sister do it; you’ve done enough. Go have a cookie.” But this is only likely to happen if you volunteer immediately after your sister has made an ass out of herself by arguing that she shouldn’t have to clean up the kitchen because she did it yesterday.

It is far more likely that you’ll both clean up the kitchen, and I’ll eat your cookies.


2 thoughts on “For the Record

  1. Haha! That is totally me too! I have a dry-erase board in the kitchen where I assign chores daily and the other day our middle girl was supposed to do the dishes (which she has been assigned to do for the past week just because she does them well). Apparently she didn’t think it was fair that she had to do them so often so she had her younger brother do them and none of them got clean and the next day when I was home and she had to do them again, she called him out on it, thinking he may get in trouble for doing the dishes wrong but it wasn’t the case. She won herself an all-expense paid “trip” to clean the kitchen, all by herself instead of having her brother help.

Comment. It gives me a reason not to clean my house.

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