Yes my kitchen shelves are cluttered. I do clutter. So breathe deeply and try to follow me here… (Notice the chocolate chip cookies though. I made it two weeks between baking binges. REALLY good for me!)
My boys have a horrible habit of instead of asking for help all three of them simply climb up on this counter to reach the things that I have put up high so they can’t reach them. You know like candy, keys, flashlights, change, etc. I am tired of it. They know they are not supposed to, they get disciplined for it. Yet it continues.
Last weekend my patience finally reached the end of its rope. This was the result.
I pulled out tape, slapped that sucker onto the counter and simply said, “I am done telling you. This is the last reminder you will receive that you are not allowed to climb up on the counter.” I did not raise my voice. Most parents will know what that spatula on the counter is really for, certainly not stirring!
My sister was there and I think she may have thought I lost my mind. However they have not climbed on the counter since I did it and it has been a week. A couple of people have asked about it and raised their eyebrows. I don’t care:) It worked and I am loving the fact that I have not had to face that battle again.
Who would have thought? How about you? What unconventional ways have you found to get your kids to listen?