We’ve reached a new low in parenting. It’s called Pay Your Teen to Shower.
Here’s how it works:
Start with one oppositional teen who refuses to shower.
Set up a shower schedule, in our case: Wednesday and Saturday.
Lay out clear expectations: Teen must: wash hair, get body clean, use deodorant, put on clean clothes.
If this job is completed, teen get five bucks.
Yes, my friends, it is now costing us $10 a week to keep our teen (relatively) clean. I didn’t see that category in Dave Ramsey’s budgeting forms.
On the bright side, this has been so transformational his teacher tentatively asked me about it recently.
That’s success right there.
I may as well collect my Mother of the Year award right now.
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