. . . is so that the room can get messy again.
I only pick up the toys so that Shlomo can dump them again.
Because, see, there’s no real reason to clean. Obviously, if I’m picking up toys, I’m playing a game with him. A game called, “Pick It Up and Take It Down.” And it really is a fun game. (Actually, yes, it is – depending on the mood of the parent cleaning and the time of day.)
Seriously, though, Shlomo thinks that if he gets praised to clean up – then if he dumps the toys and starts cleaning up again, he’ll get more praise. Isn’t that true?
So, why not dump the toys?
*To those interested: I am not becoming cynical. (I am, however, getting writers’ block.) Yitzchak told me to post about this topic, and I had to think of a decent way to do it.