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You’ve become so responsible!

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My son was notoriously bad at cleaning up after himself, and doing household chores in general. No amount of nagging or bribery worked. Then suddenly I began coming home and finding the house clean, dishes washed, room clean, laundry folded; whatever I had asked him to do, it was done! I was so proud of him, but when I asked him what was the cause of his sudden change in attitude, he only shrugged. I was hoping my talks had finally paid off or that he had discerned a higher calling requiring order and obedience. It was only when I questioned one of his younger siblings, that I got the truth.

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