This will be the first in a series of posts focused on parental dilemmas that I encounter from time to time. In each instance the behavior of my kids will have both a negative overtone and a positive one and I’ll be trying, with your help, to determine which is the lessor of two evils.
In today’s installment, I came downstairs after family movie night to find the kids cleaning the kitchen.
Once I came to, I realized that it was well past their bed time.
So the dilemma: Reprimand them for being up past their bedtime or praise them for cleaning. Now, I knew and they knew, that their motivation was money. The eldest wanted a new e-book and had just created a chore list and a corresponding rate sheet per chore.
Regardless of the motivation, I took the stance of … “CLEANING?!!! You missed a spot!”
What would YOU do?