Oops… : Crime and Punishment (Essay #3)
Our oldest penned this essay. She’ll be 13 in a couple of weeks. How time flies. Notice the format she chose. For background read On Crime and Punishment and for the other two essays read What I Did Wrong and Why We Don’t Have Privileges.
I have made many mistakes in my life. One that keeps recurring is my inability to clean up properly. I am perfectly capable of doing it but sometimes my laziness gets the best of me.
Part of making a mistake is learning from it. I learned that not cleaning up leaves unnecessary clutter which can slow you down. Also, it keeps the house messy.
Here are a couple of ways I will improve this unacceptable behavior. I will put away things as I go and check my area before I leave the house.
All in all, not cleaning up efficiently should be discontinued because it makes the house disorganized. To correct this I will put things away as I go and double check my area.
PS: for background read On Crime and Punishment and for the other essays in the series read What I Did Wrong and Why We Don’t Have Privileges. In order to remind them of this effort, I may have to hang copies of these essays over their beds and desks. Hmmm…wonder if that’ll work? I hope you enjoyed our little mini series.