Today Grace and Lydia needed to clean their rooms. (Easy task...books, some clothes, blankets and the contents from their special boxes)
... 3 hours later...
Their room was even messier than when they started and they were both bawling. I did let them take a break to come eat lunch, but they had to go back to it when they were finished eating.
I told them that I was coming back with a garbage bag.
I followed through and came with a large kitchen bag...oh my...you should have heard the screams. Needless to say - WE cleaned the room in 5 minutes.
Now they have to do extra chores to be able to earn things from that garbage bag.
Lydia was so exhausted from all the crying that she is actually sleeping right now.