Monday, March 9, 2009

I have found a wonderful technique for housework......make your kids do it!

Much to his chagrin, Gogurt has been recruited for chore duty. When he gets home from school, he has a snack, does his homework, then checks out his chore list on the fridge.

This was his list of chores for today:
1. Load and run the dishwasher.
2. Make your bed.
3. Vacuum the living room. Return vacuum to hall closet.
4. Gather all the dirty clothes in the house and bring them to the laundry room.

He does not get paid for doing these things. I think he actually enjoys it, a little bit, maybe. And today Poptart told me she wished she was older like her brother. When I asked why, she said she wanted to do homework and chores! Oh wait, baby, you're time is coming.

I'm curious, are your kids expected to do chores around the house? If so, what kind of chores do you have them do?


Melanie said...

Yes, my little man does chores! I started typing them, but was afraid I would look like an evil tyrant. He actually enjoys feeding the dogs.

Jennifer said...

Funny you should ask that this week ... I just finished working on a chore checklist for the kids. It includes their rooms, helping with the dishes, laundry and, for the girl, cleaning the bathroom counter. They also have to keep the yard clean, especially since they are the ones that mess it up.

Dawn said...

I need to be better about this. I prefer to do it myself because its faster! I try not to clean up after them too much though.

Dawn said...

I just had to say that I'm excited I got my comment to post! It's my third try in about a week :)

Anonymous said...

My girls are now 15 and 12. I am so glad I taught them how to take care of the house as they were growing up! Today I am at work and when I get home I will have a clean house. They can do everything I can and sometimes even better. It was a struggle in the beginning because it would have been easier to do it myself. But they are proud of themselves and I feel confident they can make it in the REAL world one day....(not to mention i get free housecleaning for a few short years!)