Remember when you were a kid and you knew big changes were coming in your family? You didn't completely understand what was going on but you didn't worry too much 'cause Mom and Dad would take care of it. Well, my kids are starting to come to grips with the fact that we are getting ready to move. We've had the realtor over and I am frantically going through closets, de-cluttering, touching up the paint, cleaning just about every square inch so that we can list our house before the end of the month.
My house is pretty clean right now and I've been enforcing the rule, "put it away when your done with it" like never before. As a reward for helping to keep the house clean I told the kids I'd take them to Chuckee Cheese when our house sells. Austin of course immediately asked, "is our house sold?" So I explained that we have to put it on the market and then people will come through and then they'll think about it and eventually someone will buy it.
Sunday afternoon at nap time Austin started crying (serious crying - on the floor, fists banging, feet kicking). He didn't want to take his nap because he wanted to go to the "MARKET" with us so we could go to Chuckee Cheese! Poor kid, he has NO idea how long of a process this is. (if only it could be that easy!)
So yeah, Austin knows we're trying to sell our house and we need to keep it clean but all he really cares about is what happens when someone buys it: Chuckee Cheese!