It’s hard to get a toddler to clean they’re room. There are a million other things they would rather be doing…like screaming, or throwing toys, or whining because you told them they can’t carry the cat around by its tail (you know, first world problems).
Excuses usually come with the territory of room cleanliness as well. I’ve heard it all, every excuse a 5-year-old can make to get out of picking up his mess. It usually has something to do with his brother. “Brother isn’t helping”, “brother hit me”,”brother just ate a Lego”, and on and on and on until mommy loses her shit and everybody gets separated and sent to clean separate rooms.
This happens pretty much every day. The kid obviously took after me when it comes to tidiness, we just don’t have it in us. But none the less, he is still expected to pick up after himself. So I hear the same excuses all day long. Except for this one, this one was new and unexpected. I would get way less irritated if all his excuses were this entertaining.
“Lions do not clean their rooms and I’m a lion, so I can’t clean my room!”
Well no arguing with that…
Now go outside and be a lion because as soon as you morph back into a boy again your room is getting cleaned!