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Shea and Kate needed to spend some time cleaning their room. Not only are all their American girl dolls and their wardrobes all over the room, every dance recital and Halloween costume from the last decade was strewn about their room.

Shea came outside to tell me how excited she was because of how clean it was. She began begging Shad and I to come see it. She then reported that she was doing it all herself because Kate said she would “give her something really special” if she cleaned for her. She followed-up by saying “I don’t know what it is and neither does she yet but it’s going to be great – I know it!”

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The girls know there are donuts and bagels waiting for them downstairs. Shad told them if they cleaned their room they could have them. Shea, as always, immediately requested help. Shad said “if you try I will help you, if you don’t try I can not help.” She didn’t budge then she a cried as she watched him go downstairs. In the meantime Kate, who forgot I was just feet away in another room starts talking to Shea.

Shea…… Sheaaaaaa……. Sheaaaaaaa…. Listen to me. Sheeeeeaaaaaaaa…… (Shea finally responded: Kate I am not looking at you.”) Kate continued on anyway because that made little to no sense to her. “Sheeeeeeaaaaa when was your age and Daddy asked me to try, I just tried a little and then it was okay. He helped me do the rest. Just try a little and that’s good.”

Shea decided on her own that she knew better than Kate and didn’t budge she just continued to tell Kate she was “not looking to her”.

About 20 minutes later Shea picked up the few items on the floor, made her bed (with help) and had her donut.

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