Published on September 14, 2015
One day after school, I was greeted by my mother as soon as I got to the front door. She was not happy at all. She took me straight to my bedroom, then I knew exactly why she was so upset. "You have until dinner time to clean your room. If it isn't clean by then, you're grounded from TV, toys, friends and everything else for a month." "Yes ma'am," I didn't know how serious she was. Once she left I sat my backpack pack down and began on the mess. I put my dirty clothes in the laundry room, hung up my clean clothes, put my shoes in my closet where they belonged, and i threw away the trash. My room was clean, I thought. "Dinner's ready! Is your room clean?" "Yes ma'am." "I'm coming to check." As she walked in her face went from happy to disappointed in no time. I had forgotten to pick up all the toys in the floor and make my bed. I was so ashamed and I was grounded for a month. No TV, no friends, no toys, no anything. Once I was no longer grounded, I kept my room cleaned and it stayed cleaned.