Yesterday Anthony was taking a long time to get dressed for school. I peeked my head into his room and asked him what was wrong. He told me that he couldn't find any shorts. I told him to wear jeans if he couldn't find any shorts. I also asked him why he hadn't taken his laundry basket to the laundry room. No answer. I reminded him that if he wanted his clothing washed he had to take it to the laundry room.......I only tell this to him OFTEN.
He later came out of his room in shorts. I questioned him about it because I thought he said he was out of shorts (hard to believe because he has a lot of clothing). He said that he didn't have any shorts to match the shirt he wanted to wear. It took about 30 minutes for him to come to the conclusion that if he wanted to wear shorts he would have to change his shirt. Is this a normal length of time for an 8 year old boy? He does like to match.
Can you tell what shorts he wore yesterday? They are on the top of his laundry basket which is still not in the laundry room. Today I asked him why he hadn't taken his clothing to the laundry room. He said he didn't know. I should have known. So tell me, anyone have success in getting kids to take their clothing to the laundry room without being told? I feel that he needs to take some responsibility for his own clothing.
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