Do you remember the television show Pinkie and the Brain? Great show. There was a conversation at the beginning of every episode in which Pinkie asked, “What are we going to do tonight, Brain?” Then the Brain would reply, “The same thing we do every night, Pinkie. Try to take over the world!”
One of the things that we require of the boys before bedtime is to clean up their rooms. It hit me tonight when The Mercenary managed to be clueless about my expectations: This is what the Brain goes through every night answering that question.
What are we going to do tonight, Mama?
The same thing we do every night. CLEAN YOUR ROOM.
Oy. The frustration….it grows.
Earnest Parenting: help for frustrated parents.