It's amazing the power of these words. The moment I tell my daycare kiddos, "OK, I'm going to set the timer" they all work together in a brilliantly matter and quite fast too, to get the room cleaned up. I've never said that there would be a consequence if they didn't have the room cleaned up, but they automatically go into fight or flight mode...and I love it! So the next time you are trying to get your kids to clean their mess try that phase!
(that's all I got today, can you believe how short it is?!)