I'm 37 weeks now and my kids are 10, 8 1/2, 7 1/2 and 4. I already expect a lot from them with chores (I'm not their slave or their maid so they are supposed to clean up after themselves) but now that I'm almost due I expect them to do more and to not whine about it.
Life isn't always fair and just because they are kids doesn't mean they get to just live care-free lives, especially when someone in the house needs help. I can't bend over any more and can barely walk. For the most part the middle 2 have risen to the challenge and want to help me. My youngest and oldest just get more selfish and refuse to help (the 7yo is the most help doing all the sweeping now and cleaning without being asked, she's a blessing).
They aren't doing chores all day either. I usually have them clean up in the morning (takes an hour or so) and then they are free to play the rest of the day.
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My daughter was 11 by the time my twins were born. She and my husband both kicked it up a notch during my pregnancy, especially towards the end. She was old enough to understand that I needed extra help, and though I tried not to whine and complain I know it was obvious that I was miserable. She's a sweet and generous girl, and she didn't mind helping. I did make sure that she knew I appreciated her help, and she felt good about herself and her contribution to the family.
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