Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cinderella pick up my shoes

I get my daughters to clean by being really mean, never thanking them for what they do, or saying please, I order them around and they respond with humble little "yes step mother" at every order I give. And guess what?!?!? they love it. Why you ask, how can I be so cruel and yet they bask in the joy of doing every little thing I order them harshly to do. Well, it is a game my girls love to play.

"Mom can we play wicked step mother, the living room is dirty."
OK, I agree.
Cinderella pick up my shoes and put them away now. (said in a mean tone)

Yes, stepmother (given with a slight curtsy.) My other daughter comes in and wants to play too. They fight over who gets to be Cinderella and I tell them that they can both be Cinderella

The play continues until the entire room is clean,
The oldest Cinderella asks, can we clean the playroom now?
OK I say and we head downstairs.
I am nice that way.

Being super mean and getting my kids to clean the whole house, yep I am one nice mother.

13 comments:

Kritta22 said...

That is the BEST game EVER!!!!! You ARE the coolest mom I know! :)

Can you send those CInderellas over here?

Jami said...

Curses! I totally thought I had you, because I'd read the same comment over at Sue's. Just so you know...I do know what city you're from. Thank you, Statcounter! but your secret is safe with me. Muhahahahaha!

Mighty M said...

What a fabulous idea!

momof3crazykids said...

That is such a fun idea.
Anything to get them to clean, right?

Ann Marie said...

Wickedly cool.

NOBODY said...

Shut.up.

Putting in Cinderella right now to begin the love of the game.

Momo Fali said...

You are brilliant!

Natalie said...

I'm going to steal that idea! Thanks! Only, I have 3 boys that may not like it as much as your girls do... bummer! Do you think they'd wanna play cinder-male-a? Doubtful, but worth a shot.

bythelbs said...

Genius.

Jen said...

This is a genius idea! I am so doing this today.

Lara said...

Great idea! I think I will try to play Cinderella...although my girls would tell you I am already the wicked stepmother half the time. Oops!

Anonymous said...

OK.. NOW EWE ASKED FOR THIS...
(sorry trying to mispell the correct words)

How meen of ewe two treet you're grills this way.

Their peeple oust their that would luv to have grills two clean up after.

(crap what was that god's name? just a sec I gotta go back and check)

Oh yea.. Mu God.. (god of cows) ewe our a bad Mom who should douse you're family..

Thank Mu God that Nobody had a troll or I would not have had anything to say...( you guys are too funny over there)

Anyway... I'll do the whole anonymous... thing for you... so you can say you had a troll like NOBODY..

(loved your post)

THE QUEEN...
(don't tell)
http://wtf249.blogspot.com/

crap.. I don't think I was suppose to tell you that... I'll never get the hang of this troll crap...

hairyshoefairy said...

This is a brilliant ploy. I must find a copy of Cinderella immediately.