There are two kinds of moms in the world. The kind that is going crazy because their home is decorated in Early Food Fight, and those who swear," Oh, no! I never EVER let anyone eat outside the kitchen!" They always leave out how they manage to accomplish this. Those of us in the former category (Does that shock you that I'm in the former category? No? Just that I would ask? Very well, then!)-AS I was saying, FOR the RECORD, those of us whose homes look like they were painted by a dispose-all do not LET our offspring eat outside the kitchen. No. We do NOT say, "honey, here's some peanut butter and jelly, go run in the living room to play with it and eat a bit of it!" I willingly admit that some of these morsels get by me because I'm an airhead, but I bet if I hired guards at the entrances to the kitchen, occasionally, even they would get duped. We are once again at that stage where I long for a new decor. So, I decided I needed to make a clear simple rule and follow through. I told my kids that every time I found any food in the same room as the Wii, NO ONE could use it for a week. If I found food in the vicinity of the computer, no computer for a week. If I found food within a 20 foot radius of the TV, no TV for a week. No one can use the Wii till Saturday. No one can use the TV till Monday. There's just one problem. Now I keep finding crumbs and leftover food in the bathroom. Some wars you just can't win. How can I tell them they can't use the bathroom for a week?
P.S. What the freaking heck is wrong with eating in the kitchen?????!!! Someone please, please tell me now. I'm dying to know.