Thoughts on Privacy...
~Kicking my bedroom door open is not the same as knocking and waiting to be told you may enter.
~Yelling that you want privacy from the toilet is not the same as closing the door while you do your thing.
~Walking into the bathroom with your eyes shut to talk to me while I'm in the shower is not the same as waiting until I'm done, dressed and ready to talk
Thoughts on Mealtimes...
~Making faces in response to finding out what's for dinner is not the same as not complaining
~Whispering about your burp, booger or fart is not the same as not doing those things at the table
~Only falling out of your chair a couple of times during the meal is not the same as not messing around at the table
Thoughts on Cleaning...
~Shoving your coat on the floor of the closet and then forcing the closet doors shut is not the same as hanging up your coat
~Pushing all of your earthly possessions under your bed is not the same as cleaning your room
~Nudging candy wrappers under the couch is not the same as putting your garbage away after your snack
Thoughts on Hygiene...
~Sniffing your t-shirt and deciding its clean enough for one more day is not the same as putting on clean clothes
~Wiping your nose on your sleeve, the couch or your sister's hair is not the same as using a Kleenex
~Walking by a sink is not the same as washing your hands and face
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones