Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why is the house so dirty? Don't blame the Mom!

Part of the American Dream is to have it all, kids, cars and a clean sparkling home.  Well, even for stay-at-home moms can't do it all. Every time you clean one room, another gets dirty, especially when the kids are babies, but believe it or not, teenagers can make messes too! This article answer the age old question: Why is the house dirty?http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/07/21/i-blamed-my-wife-for-our-messy-house-i-was-wrong-for-many-reasons/?tid=pm_lifestyle_pop


Key Terms
snarky smile
What really sucks 
 clutter piles
random installments 
precariously 
 hanging out
justifiable excuse
the dynamics of the family
judgmental
pitching in
hit home

Questions
What is the stereotypical attitude toward people who have messy houses?  Who are the main people who make the messes?  What is the cause?  Why is the mother always to blame?   What does a mother with small children do all day?  How do you teach children to keep their rooms clean?  Does it work? 
Is your home messy?  Who is the main person who does all the cleaning?  How do you feel about the mess in your home?  Do you get upset about it?  What does your Dream Home look like?  

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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