Help! My Kids Abuse Their Towel and Cup Privileges!

When you’ve got four kids, you go through a lot of stuff. Clothes, food, toilet paper, you name it. As soon as you buy some type of perishable item, you might as well consider it gone.

My kids, though, they go through two items in particular that drive me nuts. And no matter how often I tell them, no matter how I beg, plead, bargain, or scream, it’s always the same: “Daaaadddd! We’re out of bath towels!” Or my other favorite refrain: “Daaaadddd! We’re out of cups.”

I don’t know if I should admit this here or not, but I can use the same towel, let’s say ”more than once.” My kids? I think they go through two towels per shower. In fact, I know my girls do, one for their hair and one to dry themselves off with. Look, I have long hair (here’s something else I probably shouldn’t admit here either), but I wrap my hair up, too … with the same towel I dry myself off with. You know, that towel that I use “more than once.”

If you’re so inclined (and you best be), you can read the rest of the article, “Help!  My Kids Abuse Their Towel and Cup Privileges“, over at parentsociety.com.

 

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4 Comments

  1. I hear your pain. Everything disappears around here, too.
    Lately, our flatware is missing. We used to have a drawer full of spoons. Now we run out after breakfast.
    But, the towel and cup thing isn’t bad cuz I am a cup and towel Nazi.
    Each kid has their own cup in their own color. That is the only cup they get to use for regular meals. They must wash and dry it themselves, or use it dirty. Totally their problem.
    Each of my kids has at least 2 towel hooks in their room. Each child has their own color towels. Boys (short hair) get one per week. Girls (long hair) get 2 per week. It shouldn’t be a problem cuz they are supposed to dry off clean bodies on their towels and then hang them to dry on their hooks. If they need more they must wash and dry their own towel. It doesn’t always work perfectly, but with 9 of us, we went from 2 loads of towels a day to 2 loads per week. Gave me back a little sanity.

    1. it’s the same thing! i use the same cup…well, for a long time! no reason why they can’t reuse them.