Falen saw this somewhere on Facebook. A mom was so frustrated with her kids being messy, she tried an experiment. She wanted to see if her kids would pick up a piece of trash off the floor that she put there. So she taped a five-dollar bill to the bottom of the piece of trash, knowing if they picked it up, they'd for sure notice it and tell her.
So I tried it on Carson.
Here's the scrap of paper on the floor in his bathroom.
I put it there Tuesday night.
Wednesday morning, I got this text.
Well, shoot. Fail. But at least I know he picked it up. Not really too much of a surprise though. He's like me. He might not be organized, but he doesn't like trash lying around on the floor.
Now that I think about it, I'm not really sure why there has to be a $5 bill attached to the trash. But it might be worth trying with your kids! Let me know how it goes! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org