My husband is of the opinion that if it bothers me, I should clean it up. It bothers me, so I clean it up. (It’s almost like an itch till it’s clean… I know I have a problem.)
“Now I remember why I’m the mean disciplinarian instead of Earl.”
Nelson and Earl both have the mind of an eight year old.
Opal, if you want a job done right you have to do it yourself.
I thought Opal was supposed to be the smart one in the family.
A teaching moment can be presented without a “heavy hand.” Simply giving Nelson paper towels and telling him to clean/wipe/mop up the mess he made is a first step in his understanding the meaning of taking responsibility for his actions. We learn by example and if Opal cleans it up, Nelson learns to expect that and becomes another victim of “entitlement”.
Blame it on a cow, that’s where the milk came from. Then we can put it on social media and sue the farmers.
Earl is so strict…
Poor baby. It was an accident. He should participate in cleaning, though.
It is most unfortunate that this seems the model for the judicial system.
And Earl says “I am what I am.”
We have two cats and a dog who would take care of that spilled milk problem lickety-split!
Better not let it go – it’s gonna stink!
Make the kid clean up the mess, using a carpet cleaner and wet vacuum, and supervise to make sure he does it right.
Most of the comments read like Ann Landers or Dear Abby!