Notes to Self: Daily Reminders

  • Overlook it. If you can't overlook it, forgive it.
  • It's their life.
  • If they want advice, they'll ask for it.
  • Keep up your own interests.
  • Be enthusiastic. It beats being critical.
  • It's better to be liked than right.
  • Let them treat you to something.
  • Keep good-housekeeping tips to yourself


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February 16, 2014


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Stacey Gustafson

I have a 16 year old son in training. He leaves the rest of the house in order but his room is a disaster. I usually just shut the door. Am I wrong?


Right or wrong? All I can say is, my son grew up to be a wonderful and productive--and loving--person. A good husband who helps out around the house. So what if he can't quite land his dirty socks in the laundry basket. Even my daughter-in-law has that perspective--even as she would like to turn that "so what" into "I can do it."


I let my teen boys leave it on the floor, though I do have a rule - I only do the laundry that's in the basket. Leave it on the floor - clean it yourself.


I like your approach. I had a "laundry" call when my kids had to bring their dirty laundry down to the laundry room. So the bedroom floor did get cleared--and cleared by them.
thanks for stopping by.

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