And being the mom requires constantly thinking of really great solutions to problems like the eternally messy room. Not only do I not want to have to clean it myself each day, I want her to learn to be self-reliant. I want her to know how to make her bed. I want her to understand the importance of keeping our homes clean.
I think Sophia's biggest issue is that she gets overwhelmed when she sees the big mess (who wouldn't?), and doesn't really know where to start.
So, I made her a checklist. I hung it up in her closet so that she can refer to it as she cleans up.
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Ultimately, I hope that she will be able to figure out how to keep her room from becoming a national disaster, but for now, the checklist is helping her recover from each disaster she has.
Making her bed by herself is still hard (and she has these really adorable day beds, but they are difficult even for me to make nicely). But we're working on it--she's doing a great job. I'ts amazing how just having a few little instructions can make a world of difference.