I'm not very good at routine.Well, let me amend that statement to, I'm not very good at routinely being routine.
I start strong and fizzle fast. My longest routine has probably lasted 3 months. But I am no quitter! I began yet another routine 3 weeks ago and have stuck to it whole heartedly, so far. One of the items on this routine is to wash/dry/separate/distribute one load of laundry each weekday --you know, to keep up with Mt. Washmore. My part ends with leaving a neatly stacked pile (eliminates the need for ironing) of clean, dry clothes belonging to the individuals who live here on their respective beds for them to properly put away. This is not difficult nor is it time consuming. Yet, this morning while making my rounds, I found this in one of my four son's rooms (who can guess which one?).
two clean shirts that he was expected to hang and put away, but instead he chose to toss them into a bundled mess in a corner.
Since this is a new routine for all of us -and I'm fully aware of how often those change- I will give the boy grace. This time.
How would you handle this situation?
If the same or in a similar way as I've chosen to, what would you do if it happens again?
Also, I should let you know that I am a believer in giving those who can, a chance to learn from other's mistakes, so my intentions are to make an example out of this incident and not accept it from anyone else in the future -or for as long as I keep up with this routine ;-)