This morning I've run across a lot of buzz over a story about kids having to clean school bathrooms as punishment. While one mother interviewed for the story was fine with it (although her child was, of course, not so happy), another mother was quoted as saying, "It's degrading."
Degrading? Janitorial work is degrading? Who cleans their bathrooms at home? I hate cleaning more than most people. I avoid it. I put it off far too long and try hard to palm it off on my husband or children, but I've never felt degraded or that the work was beneath me when I finally could ignore the call of the nasty potty any longer.
Perhaps more manual labor and working punishments are what children in general need. Learning how to properly clean a bathroom and being reminded that none of us are really too good for such work cannot be a bad thing really.
5 years ago