C is driving me slowly dotty. Well, actually, not so slowly.
I live in a two-up two-down (they call it a starter home, but it's the same thing!
) which is teeny-tiny.
Every evening I clear the living room, because C has trashed it after school.
Every morning I have to clear the bedroom because C has trashed it a bedtime.
She has utterly no regard for possessions whether they are hers or mine and I am sick of it. I was on the phone to my mum, the only other person I have that I talk to, and C wilfully tipped loads of stuff all over the floor and started "posting" books behind the sofa. The sofa that she had previously wrecked by chucking all the cushions on the floor.
My mum then does the 'Mum Sigh' (you know the one!) 'cos I dare to tell C not to behave in this way.
So, I ask C to pick up the stuff she tipped over the floor.
I tell C to pick it up.
I tell her to pick it up or she has no bedtime story
Pretends to cry
I tell her to pick it up. otherwise it goes in the bin.
No response at all
I get the bin bag (a clean one mind, 'cos I can't afford to throw stuff out, but she doesn't know that!) and she simply couldn't care less.
I have tried everything but nothing works.
Punishment fails, bribery fails, every thing bloody fails.
Anyone got any idea, however silly it might sound? I am sick and tired of constantly picking up after her as she simply won't tidy up anything.
I have to OT coming sometime in the next 3 months or so to help with the dressing fiasco, so maybe I'll ask them....don't hold out much hope though.