Yard work

@Jdaw1985 (4003)
Harrells, North Carolina
May 27, 2017 8:08pm CST
My children do not know how to keep trash up out of my yard. You can watch tgem and they just open some thing and throw it down. My husband told them to go out and start cleaning tge yard this morning. They decided that they wanted to play while it was cool. We all went out there to work on the yard and they were not happy at all. But we worked on the front yard but it is not that big. And they cleaned off my porch. We come in after that. It was way to hot to do anything out there today. Our plans are to go out there in the morning vefore it gets hot to at least start on the back yard. It is pretty big so i am not sure if it will get done or not but we can get as much as we can. Hope everyone has had a great day today.
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@Courtlynn (65541)
• United States
28 May
How old are they? I know kids like to litter.. but hope they start to clean up.
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
They are 10 and 8. They know that when they do that we are going to have to clean it up so i do not know why they would not throw it in tge trash.
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@Courtlynn (65541)
• United States
28 May
@Jdaw1985 definitely old enough to understand cleaning up and what not. But they are kids, and kids dont always listen to parents. Hope they help clean tomorrow on their own
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
@Courtlynn yeah i am hoping that they learn quick with the new baby coming im not going to be able to take him out tgere while i do yard work lol. But they do work as long as we are out tgere lol.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 May
My kids stopped doing that when we started making them clean the yard every time by themselves. Plus, maybe a little extreme but we told them the police would take all of their piggy bank money if they keep littering. They stopped doing it!
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
I never thought about tge cops thing. I might hace to try that.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 May
@Jdaw1985 It scared mine enough to stop doing it. Lol. Whatever works!
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
@LovingMyBabies You are right there. If you don't try you will never know and then they might never stop.
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@shivamani10 (11131)
• Hyderabad, India
28 May
A good idea to train the children. They will learn it slowly.
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
Yes it is and hope that they do learn it. I even at times ask them to pick up someone else's trash at a store so that someone else does not have to do it. I do not do that all the time just some times.
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@shivamani10 (11131)
• Hyderabad, India
29 May
@Jdaw1985 Whatever it may be. This is an excellent work to train them. I really liked it.
@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
29 May
@shivamani10 thank you we do try.
@prashu228 (25814)
• India
28 May
Yeah, not bad, it's sunny Sunday noon Relaxing at home
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
That is good to relax on a sunny sunday.
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28 May
Haha.. They are still kids.. Let them play ... Its not an age to get serious about anything... They have to see many ups and down in life so.. Dont force them to ruin their childhood... Let them play... And i m sure.. One day. They were laughing remembering these days
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
I am not ale to do that LOL. With the new baby coming I have to make sure that they know eight from wrong. My son only has 8 years and he will be grown. So I only have 8 years to teach him that it is not right to do that.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
28 May
It can get tiring to clean the yard if the kids continue to tnrow things. It is a good thing that you made them work. It is Sunday here and my day has just started
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
Yeah one day they might learn. It is still saturday night here.
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@AliCanary (1781)
28 May
It's a great idea to make them have to deal with the results of being so careless. Good parenting!
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
Thank you we try LOL and with the new baby coming soon I am trying to get them to under stand that I am not going to be able to help them do it once he comes. That means that they will have to do it all on there own and I need them to keep it up so that there brother will learn from them not to do that.
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@mandala100 (36003)
• Hong Kong
28 May
I'm just taking everything relax and easy on this great Sunday.
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
That is a good thing it is still saturday here but it is night now.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
28 May
adults do that too and kids will imitate what they see evenif you twoare very neat.you are right they are old enough to know to put trash in the trrash baskets hope they start obeying you its important for kids to learn early not to throw trash on the ground but in containers for trash. l
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
28 May
Yes they do that is for sure. I am hoping once the baby gets here they will grow up a little bit more then what they are now.
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• Dallas, Texas
28 May
My dad was born in North Carolina. I didn't ever get to go there except for a short time in very early infancy. I was about under a year of age when we stopped to visit Granddaddy Davis. Yard work is hard but I think doing it in early morning is best. The heat can be dangerous when summer hits. Temps in Dallas in the lower 100's and that can take a toll on anyone. Getting the children to help out is a major win win for any parent these days as most of them are spoiled rotten by indoor activities and the internet and forget about how us old ones enjoyed being outside on a good day and soaking in the sunshine.
@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
29 May
You are so right about that. My kids do not even have a game system for that reason.