We all know the feeling don’t we? That ‘if-I-have-to-pick-one-more-thing-off-the-floor’ maddening one where we wonder how many more times we can possibly repeat ourselves before they listen.
One mum from Canada decided that she absolutely had had enough and would deal with the issue – hopefully once and for all.
She left things where she found them, refused to clean up after her three children and didn’t pick up the trail of anything they left behind.
Surprisingly, it only took six days before her children caved and started clearing up their own mess.
I admit that I have considered doing this more than once. There are two things stopping me.
One is the likelihood that my children will continue to ignore the fact that I have gone on strike and we will live in our filth until we die a premature but slovenly death.
The second and more likely outcome will be that my family will fail to notice that I have gone on strike at all, leaving my housekeeping skills in question and hence resulting in me dying of shame.
Both scenarios, you’ll notice, result in my death.
So I’m still considering taking such action myself.
But I give a full and firm vote of admiration to Jessica Stilwell for taking a stand.
Read her ‘Striking Mom’ blog here.