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Old 01-19-2013, 08:15 PM   #21
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Although, when kids come over to my house, I tell them not to pick up because they're guests. Really it's because I want things put away right.
OMG! I thought I was the only one that likes everything, including toys, put away where they belong! If they do clean up, I have to reorganize after they leave. We are the family that never loses pieces of anything.

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #22
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My daughter cleans up at other people's homes as well as at home
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:59 PM   #23
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Yes, every time.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #24
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We usually offer to...sometimes they tell us not to bother. It's the thought that counts, right?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #25
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Always. Even if the parents say not to worry about it, I don't want my kid thinking he can go to someone's house, trash it, and leave. As soon as I start working on them with cleaning up their own toys at home (around a year, once they are capable of picking up an item and dropping it in a bin on purpose), we do it at other people's houses. My kids are young, so cleaning up is still a game, so its not usually a big deal (keeping their focus on cleaning up, that's a different story). I hope by the time they can "hate" cleaning up toys, it's just habit to do it.
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Yes, unless they are very close friends. Then we all just clean up our houses after everyone leaves
This. Several families we have an "I'll get it later" understanding because its hard to pick up at someone else's house.
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OMG! I thought I was the only one that likes everything, including toys, put away where they belong! If they do clean up, I have to reorganize after they leave. We are the family that never loses pieces of anything.
This is us too I pretty OCD about it lol. We always have our kids pick up... Unless its a house that was a disaster to begin with then I say put away what you played with. I don't think they should be accountable for other peoples messes.
I also have people help clean up here. I say "ok, time to clean up! Show your friend where your toys go." No reason I should have a trashed house because another parent doesn't teach their child these manners. My kids know to put things where they belong.
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Yes always! Why would anyone go to someone's house and let their kids make a mess and not clean up after themselves ?
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No matter where, yes. EVEN at Gramma's house..not only would it look like a poor display of parental character on our ends but when kind of lazy message could that relay to the kids?

You can mess up someone's house and not have to worry abt cleaning it up...no way..consistency is the key.
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