I have just lost it and gone screaming mad for the second time in 2 days. I have been working incredibly hard to NOT yell and to be fair and reasonable about things. NO one around here wants that to happen. How do I know? They say they do a chore but really they put the item to be cleaned, tidied, whatever, in another room. Dishes? Well, they would, but the neighbor asked them not to because they cannot get any water if we use our sink. so we cannot use it. EVER. Yes, I was told this by my little female monster. Boy was the panic on her face hilarious when I opened the door to go and talk to the neighbor. Did I mention that I HATE being lied to? Especially about petty, insignificant things? They are both doing dumb stuff like this though. If I hear "Oh, I didn't know you meant to take out the TRASH. I thought you meant to just take out the three pieces of paper that fell onto the floor out of the overstuffed trash." or something similar, I am going to go bonkers in a very loud and noisy way. That will embarrass my children if at all possible. Every single chore is met with something like this. I just couldn't handle it anymore and so I blew. Today I even included husband because he cannot even be bothered to look to see if a child has completed a chore. He just says it is fine for the kid to go and do whatever he is asking about. husband told me that if I wanted the chore done then I should supervise it before I let said child go and do something. I was in the bathroom when the request was made. And husband KNEW t he child was told to do the chore before he could go and do ANYTHING else including going to meet a friend, watching tv, anything online, or anyone playing or doing anything on a screen. Oldest man-child has be warned of screen loss should he violate the maternal unit's decree. For now he is properly chastized. PLEASE send some board juju cause if I have to do this again tomorrow I am going to lose my very last teeny weeny marble. And it doesn't even roll that well so no one will want it and it will have to go to the old age home for lost marbles who cannot find another place. I want to know when the days of 'Go Ask Your Mother' were replied to with 'Go Ask Your Father' and we could keep a child going back and forth for well over an hour went, and how we get them back!