I only just found this Blog … Ruth is NO Psycho … the only mistake she made was post what her husband said … and was more than likely thinking what those who CAN live in a mess would think and say… Im sure thats not what he thinks (that she is a psycho) How can anyone think being tidy and clean is psycho … tidy house/work space… tidy anywhere is a tidy organized mind … I cant work in a mess she is absolutely on the money correct!!! POOR KIDS !!! you are kidding !!! they are taught with love … there is a time and place for everything … at some point in our lives we all have to learn to work … where is the BEST place to learn??? from someone who loves you!!! If you dont teach your children the world certainly will and not always to your face … behind your back … Who calls another mother psycho ???? Some can work in a pig sty and others need order … each to their own. Im shocked at the way some youth speak to their parents and teachers .. I believe it starts at home. Parents need to be parents as one of the other ladies commented – I find that some youth constantly feel they need to be entertained and if that does not happen then they play up (and thats putting it mildly) I absolutely love your Blog … You are a wonderful example …..
I am copying another ladies comment because I 100000% agree with her.
“Almost every time we go into a store or restaurant, I see the results of parents NOT teaching their kids obedience, manners, and the value of hard work. In general (notice I said in general, not in every single case), there is an attitude of “I’m just putting in my time” & “I’m doing you a favor by giving you the food you ordered”. Have heard so many complaints from managers about lack of reliability, lack of respect for authority, etc.
Maybe we do our kids a disservice by allowing them (& us) to be so busy that we don’t allow them the privilege (yes, that’s privilege) of learning the world doesn’t revolve around them and that they are valued and essential members of our family.”
I could go on for ever…. Well done Ruth Well Done !!! Im sure your husband and children love the home you have created for them and with them … I was shocked that someone could make a statement like “J” did without knowing you … kids need therapy – what ROT – overbearing psycho of a mother !!!!????? how arrogant… it made me mad ….
I love your blog dont stop inspiring others … I have no children at home anymore – but how much of a better parent could I have been if I had done some things differently … and my parents and their parents …. Parents that teach their kids to work be responsible for their actions and accountable will sit back one day with pride having done all they can…..
And some do all they can to no avail …. but you have done ALL YOU CAN …your children will be happiest if they work with you … nothing more fun than washing dishes on a Sunday with everyone being happy to do their share … thats not work thats building memories…. I wonder what my name would be – My children tease me now … Mom is not happy until the edges are done 🙂
Blessed Husband and Blessed Children – Im sure they appreciate all your hard work love and dedication to your family.