Pixie is the pickiest eater on the planet. No, your difficult child is not pickier. I promise. My difficult child can out-picky your difficult child any day, any time. Why, then, did she, instead of getting a wet tissue, decide to clean the dry-erase marker off of the laminated homework checklist with her tongue? I believe this sparked the beginning of her "not gonna cooperate for anything" mood. She is supposed to be in a parade this Sunday. The family is coming to see her, then they will probably come by here for a visit. I already bought fruit and sandwich stuff. My house is a disaster because I have been so sick. I told Pixie yesterday that today was clean the house day. 80% of the mess is hers. Today I went so far as to say, we will only worry about the front room & dining room, not her bedroom, because that is way overwhelming. All she really has to do is bring her mess into her room. Well 2 hours and 3 meltdowns later, she refuses to do it. My last threat was, if she does not pick up her mess, she will not be in the parade. "So?" Alrighty then. Now, my standing rule is, if she does not pick up, it gets tossed. Her consequences today are to miss the parade. Do I still toss her stuff? What do you think? Any feedback welcome.