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  1. I too have some issue with being heard…I could tell you a million stories and it just drives me crazy…like I am just invisible….thanks for sharing your little story…at least I am not alone
    Blessings

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  2. To yesterday: lock up the toys. My nephew was like that, but my sis-in-law locked up the toys and the deal was he could have two bins of toys out at a time, and if he wanted more he had to clean up what was out. The bins have themes like cars or puzzles, etc. As for the fries, bahahahaha. My brother would do something like that.

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  3. Jess, this is totally a GUY thing. My husband does the exact same thing. I’ll say, “Would you cut up these 2 tomatoes?” and have them sitting with a plate and knife on the counter. He’ll look at them and say, “Do you want me to cut up some tomatoes?” Most of the time I’m just used to it but sometimes it is aggravating. If the tv is on, he MIGHT reply but I can’t count on him actually knowing what I said. The fry thing is so similar to some stuff that’s happened with us, it’s almost funny. 😉

    As for the toys not staying in the playroom, I bet this will work: tell them any toys not kept in there or returned there after playing (depending on your preference) will “disappear”. They won’t have them to play with for X amount of days. Pretty soon the oldest will be telling the others to keep it in there or they’ll have nothing to play with. It seems harsh but when it affects THEM, they will make the adjustment. If that’s not hardcore enough, the toys left out “disappear” for longer. If they think they’ll NEVER see it again, it might work. Not that I believe in being all harsh but you have to have them know you’re serious. Then if you do hide some, when they are especially good or have kept the toys in the playroom, return one toy. They will see that when they listen to Mommy, they get rewarded. 🙂 I’m quite a know-it-all for not being a Mom….

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    1. You see I’ve made so many toys disappear with the intent of doing that, but they don’t even miss them and thanks to Christmas they’ve accumulated even MORE stuff lol. My sister is starting a day care so I am going to give her all the previously diasappeared toys that they don’t miss and try it again with their FAVOURITE toys lol. If that doesn’t work, I’ll take away all toys and I’ll give them wet cloths to play with…maybe they’ll do some baseboard cleaning while they’re at it 😉

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