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Teacher-Moms, on the edge…

The “Not Me” bandit.

kid bandit

I have threatened to put up cameras in the house just so I know who the culprit is but I’m too afraid of the things I unconsciously do (picking my nose or butt specifically).  Socks, dishes, food, you name it – this kid named “not me” did it and I’ve had it!  So this week I’m getting rich.  I decided to start in the kitchen.  If anything is left out and I have to clean it or put it up then everyone owes me a dollar: shame on the person who left it out and shame on the other two for not doing something about it!  This hasn’t really affected the oldest and the youngest because they have way too much disposable income, but the middle child’s bank account is dwindling at an alarming rate.  And I get to give my lecture “not me” free.

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11 comments on “The “Not Me” bandit.

  1. valerieremymilora
    April 1, 2014

    Haha I know all too well and I like this idea so much I just might have to try it… and include my hubby in it because I KNOW he’s the culprit sometimes… he’s the only “boy” in a house of girls so denial is just not possible 🙂

    • Kevil
      April 1, 2014

      Have you found that living with girls is the messiest? My 14 year old son is WAY neater and cleaner than my girls – they are downright gross sometimes! 😉

  2. What a great way to get people to tidy up.

    • Kevil
      April 1, 2014

      Too bad it doesn’t last long. As soon as the bandit leaves the area and I move on to something else – he’s back! Who gave that darn kid a key to my house! I have a laundry list of techniques in my repertoire and I just keep rotating them to keep them on their toes!

  3. andreazjensen
    April 1, 2014

    I bet it is the middle one, they are the shiftiest!

    • Kevil
      April 3, 2014

      It’s always you middle people!

  4. Kay
    April 9, 2014

    When my daughter was 4 she wrote her name on the wall in the hall. She said the dog did it. Hard to believe since the dog didn’t have a thumb and couldn’t grip a pencil! From that day forward, we have always blamed everything on the dog. 🙂

    • Kevil
      April 9, 2014

      That is hysterical! At least you have a dog 😉 When I was a kid my mom asked me why I was ignoring my cat (for weeks). I was on a streak of getting in trouble and I thought my cat was telling on me…

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