The Clean Room Debate

So we’re on a rearranging spree here at the house because I ‘nest’ about once a year and so far I’ve got the living room done and most of the office which will be finished when the extra desk is moved out.  Of course I made sure our room was done last week and the only room really left to do is kiddo’s room so I sent said child forth to give it a clean (including under the bed) so that I can go in there to shift stuff around and clean the carpet to boot.  Easy peasy right? No. lol

So kiddo strolls out of the room  carrying the kitten which is part of the reason there are little toys everywhere in there as he’s very active and finds joy in anything he can get his paws on.

Now I knew something was up by the way she sauntered up next to me and waited patiently while I was paying bills on the computer.

Then she said in a lazy drawl… “Theoretically.”

Which was when the Mom alarm went off in my head ringing in a laughing way because you know you’re about to hear some s**t when your 10 year old is sauntering, patient, and obviously has some kind of debate/argument for you.  😉

Christy: Theoretically what?

Bellatrix: Weeeeellllllll

Christy: [laughing] Ok, let’s hear it.

Bellatrix: [huge grin on her face] Well Mom, it’s like this.

Christy: [laughsnort]

Bellatrix shot me the “really?” look and then put on her intellectual face and began tapping her chin while looking up at the ceiling which was when I knew she’d rehearsed this and was also when the kitten started swatting at her hand because he thought she was trying to play which is why the moment was interrupted so she could put the kitten down on the floor and she decided to just spit out what she wanted to say.

Bellatrix: Would you rather have a child who did everything you said and had a clean room but was super boring OR would you rather have a child that is adventurous, likes gaming, likes hanging out with you, and is fun?

Christy: Ok [tossing up hands in exasperation] why can’t I have one in the middle?  The question doesn’t seem fair.

Bellatrix: But Mom [she mocked] you yourself told me life isn’t fair.

Christy: [laughing] Go clean your room

Bellatrix: [pouting and sighing] Fine, but I’m ready to just start throwing stuff away.

Christy: Yep, that’s what it usually boils down to even for grown ups…take a bag.

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