Take out recycling.
Sweep out garage.
Sweep and mop kitchen and dining room.
Unpack dishwasher and reload.
Pack tomorrow's lunch.
Gather ALL school items in one spot.
No TV, computer, or Wii
Until EVERYTHING meets MY standard.
Plan to miss your bus and mouth off again any time soon?
Isaac is famous for missing his bus. It became a big enough problem a few years ago that I instituted charging him taxi fare any time I had to run him. That curbed things for a while. Then the problem recurred. Then I entered the workforce and his lateness started making it hard for me to get to work on time. Not cool. I told him I was doubling the fare this year. He didn't believe me. When he missed the bus this week he found out I wasn't joking and took some umbrage at my "excessive rates." I warned him that from here on out, if he missed the bus on days I work early the price would be even greater. I got more lip so I immediately instituted the early work day inconvenience rate. He mouthed off again and I doubled it. He wanted to know how I expected him to pay when he didn't even have enough money for the original fare. Hence the growing list of chores. I should have come up with more but I was in a hurry to get myself to work on time, ya know?
And yes, some of you may suggest I simply make him walk the several miles to school. I'm not opposed to the idea of that but where we live would require walking on a twisting, turning mountain road with no shoulder and poor visibility. Add to that a bunch of aggressive drivers and it's just too dangerous really. I want the kid inconvenienced enough to learn his lesson. I don't want him dead.