At breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner the dishes are discarded on the table (or floor) as somebunny races back to play.
The ears are shut selectively, listening only when its something she wants to hear.
Its left to Frink and me to pick up the literally pick up the pieces.
Until now. On January 1st we instituted a new system. Bunny was given chores to do each day. She has to put her dishes in the sink. She has to help pick up her toys at the end of the day. And most importantly, she has to LISTEN.
If she does all of those things to our satisfaction, she gets a smiley face sticker on her chart for each chore. She also gets a nickel to put in her dinosaur bank.
Man does she love getting nickels. One night, Frink lost track of time and it was past bedtime. When he told her it was time to go to bed, she said no. At first he thought she was being sassy. Then she said "daddy, we have to pick up my toys so I can get my nickel".
Why didn't I think of this before?