Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Left, Right.

The children alternate on this chore: one empties the dishwasher and sets the table, the other has to clear the table at the end of the meal, and load the dishwasher (mom and I usually help with the latter). At first they alternated every week, but that guaranteed a fight every seventh day about who had to do what. So now the tasks alternate once a month.
I've been telling my son for 10 years that the fork goes on the left side of the plate, and the knife on the right side. He still just puts them where he wants. It's not that he doesn't know his left from his right, it's that he doesn't care.
If his video game told him that his character had to walk in the left door, he'd do it correctly every time, without fail.

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