Emma (who will turn 11 any day now) has several chores around the house. She is responsible for feeding our 2 cats and cleaning their litter box. Emma is not good about cleaning the litter box.

Yesterday I was in her room. She has been very good recently about cleaning her room and keeping it picked up. Her bed is made and clothes are put away. I said her room looked good and that she was showing responsibility. I commented that she has been quite responsible lately with all her chores–except the litter box. Emma said that she lacks on the litter box because it is not in her bedroom.

I opened my mouth and said, “Ah ha!” Emma clicked into my thought right away! I said that I would put the litter box in her BEDROOM–then for sure it would get clean!

Needless to say that she did not like this idea.

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