On Saturday I hurt my back putting the paddle boat back so it has been sore all week. Nothing serious but still really sore. Sunday morning I was really feeling it and that’s when I noticed how much of my day is spent picking things up…all day long…all kinds of stuff. I’m not sure if “picking stuff up and putting it away” is a marketable skill but boy do I have years of experience in it. As the week has gone on I have asked the kids to help out quite a bit more. The word of the week is RESISTANCE. Not all the time, not all the kids but it was a force. I’ve thought about paying the kids a buck for every time they say “Sure mom!” Bribery, yes. But after 21 days it is technically supposed to become a habit and then I could stop the scrupulous payments. OR the kids could just pick up their own stuff!!