When the skids wont clean up after themselves?
My skids are 8ss and 10sd. Both old enough to clean up after themselves but they dont. Its not expected that they clean up at bio moms and as a result, theyre used to living in filth. Due to house being too small ... when theyre here on a 50% basis they share a room with their 18 month old sister (my bio child).
They empty all their clean clothes out of their cubes and mix them with wet towels, pissy clothes (as 10yo sd still wets the bed) and they refuse to clean it up. Im dreading when sd starts menstruating...... bloody clothes.... ughhh
You can yell at them, bribe them with food or money, take their toys off them, take away the tv... it literally doesnt matter. My partner will try and discipline them too but it isnt working.
Its to a point im running around cleaning up after everyone, trying to hold down a job while im at it and im burning myself out, fast.
What can i do? Or is this common in step families? If i throw my hands in the air and say fuck it.... the house will be riddled with cockroaches and mice.