On the weekend my four year old was tasked with cleaning his room.
As always, he tried everything possible to get out of it, and became distracted quite a few times.
The more he continued to procrastinate, the more my wife and I intensified our directions.
It got to the point where he wasn’t allowed to leave his room, or play with ANYTHING!
A few moments later I walked past to see how he was progressing. I was surprised to see him standing in the middle of his room with his eyes half closed talking to himself.
I just had to ask what he was doing.
He responded, “I’m wishing”. I just had to then follow-up, “What are you wishing for?”.
“I’m wishing that my room was clean”.
If only things were so simple.