My boy’s room is always messy, but today he totally beat me in a ‘tidy your room’ argument.
Me: Come in here. Your room is a tip!
7yo: I like it like that.
Me: You need to tidy it.
7yo: I don’t want to. It’s MY room.
Me: But it’s a mess, there are things dumped at the end of your bed, you haven’t put your clean clothes away and you never make your bed
7yo: That’s how I like it.
Me: You’re just messy. We’re tidying it right now. Go and put those pjs in the wash basket
Me: What now?
7yo: Can you come here?
7yo: Have you seen the state of YOUR bedroom?
Me: ……. (shit)
7yo: YOU’ve got a pile of stuff on the floor, you haven’t put your clothes away and YOUR bed is a mess.
Me: ……. well…. that’s different.
Me: …. well….. because….. that was your Dad. I’ll be talking to him too.
Yep, he got me. Smart arse little shit.