I spent a recent afternoon searching out new and exciting things for my girls to do this summer, something to supplement their music and drama camps. And the options for teens are endless – how are they going to choose between the LMAO Facebook Status Update workshop and the Cute Boy symposium? That's a full day right there.
So I decided to take a break and have some lunch, and this is what I found when I went to grab a plate from the cabinet:
This is what happens when you ask your daughters to unload the dishwasher, and they're in such a rush to watch Gossip Girl they forgot that the dishes can actually be lifted up and stacked properly
Which confirms my suspicion that this is the most useless toy ever invented and taught them absolutely nothing:
What they need is Chore Camp.
I love my girls. They're smart, funny, respectful and talented. But they'll be the first to tell you that things like dish washing and cleaning are hardly activities they excel in. Not to scare anyone that comes to eat at our house, but please check your plate for dried chunks of food first. And I don't think they even know how to work the washing machine - I may have even heard one of them refer to it as 'The Big White Thing That Cleans Pants."
So I've decided to start my own camp with a curriculum that puts some serious time into honing their housekeeping abilities. They may not speak to me for the next five years, but I'm sure they'll thank me later. Here are a few courses I'm offering:
Dish Stacking: Large to Small, A Brilliant Concept
Dish Washing: No, There Is No China Pattern Called 'Dried Salsa'
Closet Management: Hangers Are Your Friend
Toilet Cleaning: Someone Has To Do It
Laundry 101: Your Leggings From Hot Topic Aren't Going To Wash Themselves
Hurry and sign up – I have a feeling they'll fill up fast.
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