they sound like some of my former work colleagues Bet everyone has had one at some stage, the one who spends so long moaning about not having time to do stuff that they could have had it done! But at least we don't have to live with our colleagues. It must be draining.
I think among their friends there is a huge amount of 'I've got soooo much to do' and they empathise with each other in a 'oh me too, I've got soooo much to do too', but don't do it. When I give DD and her friends lifts they often discuss it in the car. However, this doesn't wash with us does it - we have tons to do too but as I pointed out to DD, we just have to get on and do it. They'll learn...
A couple of nights ago, DH told our three that one had to clear and wipe down the table, one had to empty the dishwasher, and the other had to fill it.
DS (9) sat down to finish his homework, and was going to do the table, after.
DD1 (14) said she would fill the dishwasher, leaving DD2 (12) to empty it first. But DD2 did not want to empty, and DD1 would not budge. She said she would empty the next night, and DD2 could fill. DD2 stomped off and said she wouldn't do either. I followed, and said I wouldn't get involved in who did what, but it all had to be done. I said it wasn't fair of her to expect me to cook meals, do washing, blah, blah, blah, and her to do nothing. She would come down and do one of the jobs.
(At is point, DH wades in and starts doing a martyr act, about how he'll do it all himself. I tell him to stop being a martyr.)
DS then comes in from doing his homework, and says he will empty, and DD2 can clear and wipe. (DS is my hero!)
This whole scenario took as long as it would take for the three of them to do the three jobs, which they all did, anyway, and took up a loooooad of energy!
DD is constantly moaning about the amount of homework she has to do and the pressure of GCSE's (not for another year yet, god help us!) and yet she still finds time to FB/watch catchup/YouTube/BBM, etc, etc
I remember my mother going to bed straight after Christmas dinner once becuase my sister and I moaned and argued when she asked us to make the coffee at the end of the meal. Feel very guilty whenever I think about it... And, yes, DS1 is the world's worst moaner and procrastinator.
Twin Ds both moaning here, and have been doing so continually for last 20minutes, about taking washed, ironed, folded clothes upstairs The thng is, I know even when they finally get taken to thier rooms they will stay in the basket and not get put awsy in the drawers.