how to ‘encourage’ your children to play together


simply insist that they can’t go to friends’ houses until their rooms are nice and neat.

Cleanliness is overrated.

January 2, 2011
January 10, 2011



  1. Ginnie

    January 7, 2011

    Ha! so true, so true.

  2. La Yen

    January 7, 2011

    I love this!

  3. Jennifer

    January 7, 2011

    Sending my daughters off to clean their room is the best way I know of to keep them happy and playing quietly. Except for the occasional shriek of rage… 😀

  4. Rachelle

    January 7, 2011

    Great picture and perfect idea. I love it when my kids play and laugh together. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  5. Adri

    January 7, 2011

    That always happens to me when I say ‘no TV until your rooms are clean.’ The rooms usually stay messy, but the giggles coming from said messy room are worth it! 🙂

  6. Cath

    January 7, 2011

    You need to teach me this “back door” way of parenting. Without teaching, you teach. Love this happy picture!

  7. Carrigan Clan

    January 8, 2011

    Ha Ha! That’s the best!

  8. Tifani

    January 9, 2011

    Works like a charm in this house, too. 🙂

  9. Rachelle

    January 11, 2011

    Michelle~ your blog so inspires me that I added a link to it on my blog and uploaded some pics of my kids when they were younger. I hope you’ll take a peek. :o)

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