Do your kids do chores? At what age do they start? My girls' playroom has been a disaster for about a week now. I'm talking can't-get-through-the-doorway-looks-like-a-tornado-hit disaster. The only way I can get her to clean it is if I sit in there with her and tell her what to do every step of the way. Sometimes we do that, but if I'm supervising the playroom the dishes aren't putting themselves away, the diapers aren't washing themselves, and the rice from last night's dinner is still stuck to the floor and the table and the girls' chairs and who knows where else.
Telling her she can't leave the room until it is clean really doesn't work. It is the playroom after all.
Threatening to take the toys away if she doesn't pick them up also doesn't work. We tried that for awhile and ended up with most of the toys in a box in the garage and she didn't care.
If I don't push her she sits there and plays and if I do push she sits there and cries.
Any advice on how to making picking up toys less of a chore? She's not quite 4 years old, am I just expecting too much?