(Can you hear Crosby, Stills & Nash finishing that title?)
This summer I tried to teach my kids the difference in the right way to do a chore, and the wrong way. I firmly believe teaching a chore to a child is a chore in itself, but hopefully the pay off is well worth it.
Patience is key!
Some of the chores on their lists included cleaning their rooms (putting things in their place, not just sweeping them under the bed or in the closet....PATIENCE IS KEY), walk and feed the dog, unload the dishwasher (without breaking too many items...PATIENCE IS KEY), taking out the trash, watering plants, dust busting and sweeping, cleaning out the car, etc
The art of cleaning fingerprints off all the molding.
"Loving this job, Mom!"
Unloading the dishwasher, looks like 1st thing in the morning.
These were peeled by my daughter....I forgot to get the shot in progress.
Sadie, is always wondering when it's time for her walk???
Funny, how most of the time I had to track down this sweet child for his chores...
he prefers having his picture taken when he's having a good time.
Trust me, he got his chores done too, it just usually
required a little more reminding on my part.
They did a pretty good job keeping up with their chores, but now that school and sports have taken over our lives, there's hardly anytime for them to do anything else. Between homework, school projects, sports practice/games, and the
necessary "down time", their days are pretty full!
The good news is only 2 more weeks of sports!
As much as I love watching them play sports,
I'm looking forward to a change in the routine.
They may not be so excited?!
What kinds of chores do your kids do?
Any suggestions for getting kids enthusiastic about doing chores?
(Is that a stretch?)