Welcome to the Roe household blog. We're attempting to post 365 days of pictures in a Roe. Cork and I have been married since 2002 and welcomed identical daughters in August of 2009 after a struggle with infertility. Our girls were definitely worth the wait and I say they were destined to be here because they were conceived on my birthday, due on my sister's birthday and born on my grandma's birthday. What are the chances of that! We welcomed our third daughter in June of 2012. We all fell in love with her right away. She has two amazing older sisters who love to watch over her.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Art Garbage

The girls made a mess today and I tried to get them to clean it up. It was a 2 hour stand off and I remarkably kept my cool the entire time. This photo was taken toward the beginning of the 2 hours. The mess got much worse toward the end. At the end of the 2 hours, when there was a bigger mess than there had been, I swept up their art stuff and threw most of it out. They were very upset, but I had told them this is what I'd do, so I had to follow through. Most of what I threw out was pasta they'd helped me dye to use for jewelery, so it wasn't expensive stuff and I was happy to get rid of it. I'm hoping this will help them remember to actually clean up when I tell them. Before I threw it out, I helped them some, directed them back to the kitchen over and over, refused to read books or watch tv or do anything else fun. Nothing seemed to get threw to them until I got out the garbage and they realized I was serious.

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