I just had to share this story:
There is this really cool new show on PBS Kids - Kylie and Caleb LOOOOVVVVEEE it! So, I made a new rule: Before they can watch it, they have to have their rooms clean - like really clean. The show starts at 10. At 9 we start the cleaning thing. Their rooms are not that messy (not always, anyway) but it can take quite a while to get it done to "mom satisfaction." Yesterday at about 9:10 Kylie decided she was too tired to clean. She laid out the merits of me cleaning it for her and when simple reason didn't work she said "Okay, mom, I'll pay you $13 to clean my room for me and I'll watch TV." Gotta love 4 year old reasoning!!!
Oh - this has nothing to do with Kylie - but I just got this adorable picture of Micah: