Six and Four year olds are old enough to clean their own rooms right?
There is no reason on this earth I should have to clean them. Am I being too ambitious or delusional in thinking my children can clean their rooms and do a good job of it?
I set a timer, gave my daughter a list and told her to check the items off as she went. It included make bed, put stuffed animals away, put dress up clothes away, stack books nicely on the bookshelf, throw away any trash, put your rug back where it belongs. I gave her 45 minutes.
She has no problem sitting through an hour and a half movie. She can sit for at least 30 minutes and read a book. She can run around outside and play in the water for a very long time. Is it too much to think she can clean her room in that amount of time?
Little Mans room is another story. It is not nearly as messy as hers so his will be worked on later this evening. Crazy kids.....