Is Stepping Your Shoes Really that Difficult?

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Shall we?  OK.  Here goes:  Over the course of say…17 years, how many times do you have to tell kids to put their shoes on the step before they finally start doing it?

One time?  Six times?  2166 times?

I’ll give you a moment to come up with a number.

OK.  Got it?  Good.  What’s your number?

What?  What’s that?  I can’t hear you.  Say it again?

Ha!  Stupid.  You even repeated it!  I can’t hear you.  I’ve already written this article and probably smoking another stogie on the Rivieria.  Again.

stepping shoesNo matter, anyway.  Your answer was wrong, sir!  Wrong!  You stole fizzy lifting drinks! You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!  The answer is…there is no number.  It’s a trick question!  Because kids never learn to put their shoes on the step.  Never!

Believe you me, I’ve done it all, too.  To get those kids to follow through. I’ve threatened, punished, screamed, and cried.  I’ve even done that whole “positive reinforcement” bullshit.  “Oh, honey.”  Pat on the head.  “Great job putting your shoes on the step!  Great job!”   And still…shoes.  Every which place.

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When you’ve got 4 kids (cause not a one of them bothers to step their shoes) that’s a lot of shoes.  8 to be exact.  And that doesn’t even account for multiple pairs.  Which, you know they’ve all got multiples.

The thing is, it’s not as if they’re taking off their shoes and putting them in a corner, or out of the way, either.  No.  They take them off in the middle of the room!  And leave them there.  Until, I throw a fit, and they reluctantly pick up their shoes and step them all because your friendly neighborhood jman went ape shit again.

I can’t for the life of me figure out where they get it from…

ok...maybe their mine.
ok…maybe those are mine.


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