Summertime and the livin’ is easy.
At least that’s what my family would like to think. Snacking all day. Experimenting in the kitchen. Leaving the dishes and mess for mom to clean up.
This summer I have 5 kids at home. Five kids who are coming and going all day long to work and to play. Five kids who aren’t always eating at regular times. Five kids who pack sack lunches, fry eggs at noon, and reheat leftovers at midnight. Five kids who sometimes forget one of my basic rules: “If you make a mess, you clean it up.”
My kids are great helpers and hard workers. They are pros at asking “What next?” when I need their help. However, things have gotten a little lax this summer, and they needed some reminding.
Thus the sign on the the kitchen counter by the sink.