As Angel gets older, I have stopped tidying after her and asked her to have her share in tidying up around the house for things that she messed up with. My sofa cushion will forever not staying at where they suppose to be just 5 minutes after I put them back. And the toys will never ever stays inside their toy box even when they are not played.
I also starts asking her to make her own bed and our bed too (although I will probably redo it after her most of the time) just to put her into a habit of making her bed every morning during weekends and also "keep her occupied" while I was busy preparing breakfast in the kitchen.
Then one day, while I asked her to make the beds while I was busy preparing breakfast in the kitchen. She must be very frustrated about this bed making routine and then suddenly I hear her shouting from inside the bedroom.
"Urrrghhh ...... Mommy, I am so tired of making the beds and keeping all my toys everyday and doing EVERYTHING!! Why do I need to do this everytime and you are doing NOTHING?"
Then she continues ....
"Are you a STEPMOTHER asking me to do all these, huh????!!!!"
"I'm a ... What????" I am really speechless. So I just put down the halfway done breakfast and say to her:
"Ok, then your Stepmother will start tidying up the bed and you please make breakfast for yourself ok, Cinderella? After that starts vacuum the floor, mopping and hang the clothes outside the house too my sweetheart. After that go to the market and do groceries and prepare for lunch too ya ......."
Then suddenly she stopped me half way and say
"OK OK OK ..... I will make my bed now and can you please stop talking and CONCENTRATE in making breakfast, Mommy?"
Sigh ...... Really kek-sei-ngo la.