Category Archives: Parenting

Messy House Krazed Kids

Ok so I’m overwhelmed, as many of you may know I suffer from medical conditions that limit my normal everyday activities. One that I never thought they would interfere with is my ability to keep a clean, neat & tidy home.  Along with my other issues I also suffer from OCD so how could that happen right? OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, common misconception is that everything around us is always perfect. On the contrary, over the last few years my conditions took a turn and spiraled out of control. When I wasn’t hospitalized I was bedridden, the mess does go on though. Unable to organize or clean instead I watched the untidy mess build up around me and struggled instead with worsening of my anxiety. Although unable to physically take care of things I still obsessed over it all. Unfortunately and fortunately (for them) I suppose lol my daughters do not suffer from OCD so they are ok with it all. They used to be so helpful, growing up they had their chore charts and eventually just knew what to do and took care of it. It was a good beginning teaching them values and responsibilities. As they got older however they suddenly forgot how to do basically everything. Suddenly I’m missing flatware, dinnerware, Tupperware, cookware any type of “ware” they took the easy way out and either tossed or hid it! Whaaat? I know tell me about it, it drives me crazy and I wonder 1 where is my stuff and 2 what the hell is wrong with them?? Who does that? Well let me tell you, entitled BRATS that’s who. They’re older, all I started expecting of them now is to just keep their rooms clean. When I say their rooms I mean our rooms we let them use. Our girls are now 20, 18 & 14 we’ve dedicated our lives to them and their well being and happiness but we find out now that they feel they’ve “done their time”. (the “adults” that is) Uhh 🙄 oh boy. Ok ladies, if this is prison to you and helping your disabled mom is so difficult well then hey, your prison terms have ended so you are FREE! Ohh you don’t mean it in “that way” ha of course you don’t. Free room & board, free food, transport etc. right why would you mean it “that way”? Ha so I’m a mom here to say “I am over it”! Over being disrespected and made to feel less than. I literally “DID MY TIME” you bratty adult children. Get your acts together because things won’t continue on this path. I’ve hired people to clean my home, yup with 3 healthy able bodied daughters too I had no choice. This is my life. They will not be booted, they will have access to their rooms and that’s it. I will not pick up after them or pay to either. If you can relate to this, I’m so sorry. If you can’t, hang on tight and express your expectations to your children as it will be in their best interest to not only learn values & responsibilities but to continue them through life. Don’t let your kids walk on you, it hurts.

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With 3 teen girls 18, 16 & 13 this is more true for me as the mom, I hear this stuff all of it time literally ALL of it….ALL of the time lol!😂

We’ll always be here for our pain in the behind twits, I’ll always answer any and all of their crazy questions. After all aren’t we the ones that taught them “there’s no such thing as a stupid question”.

This is hilarious and soo very accurate! I LOVE the end the most! We always told them, you WILL appreciate us someday, maybe not right away but someday you will lol! We have 1 away at college now realizing it all lol

If you still call your mom for everything or you are the mom being called for everything you are going to loveeee this too lol☺️

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Chores A Must~Age Appropriate

Ahhh CHORES!!!

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Chore Charts~Do you have one yet? If not it’s a must! We had so many over the years, will post some later.

Consistency~Once you begin, there’s no going back. Most kids can’t wait to start being “Big Kids, The Helpers” however as they get older and recognize these as actual chores they don’t love them as much. It’s your responsibility to ensure they continue their responsibilities and that not doing them is not an actual option.

Each person should be responsible for picking up after themselves. Just because it’s Mary Lou’s day for picking up the living room and dish duty, does not give Sam & Tommy the right to eat Fruit Loops and leave their bowls on the coffee table and vice versa.

Working Together as a family is major.

It’s all a matter of teaching them responsibility and values that they will take with them as they grow as well as a deeper respect living with others.

Praise of a job well done, when they’re small even if they didn’t really do that great. Praise them and either fix it later or kindly say this is great I wanted to just go over this area one more time, let’s do it together!😉

Being rewarded for chores is up to the parent, not all agree on that one and that’s an entirely different topic.  It’s a matter of personal preference. Here are a few links that have more info regarding Famiy chores and age appropriate chores. Also a couple sample chore charts that can also be printed…more to come

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https://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/chores-for-children

https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/age-appropriate-chores-for-kids/

https://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/parenting/foundations/character-development/age-appropriate-chores-for-children

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