No. I didn't have any chores growing up. I was responsible for my own room and that was it but my parents never actually made me clean it. It was a disaster all the time. I didn't do any other chores around the house. My mom never even asked and I'm sorry she didn't. I'm a horrible housekeeper now. I did choose to do my own laundry starting at 14.
My kids are responsible for cleaning up any messes they make in any room, cleaning their own bathroom, folding and putting away their own laundry, cleaning the counters/floors in the kitchen when they spill or make their own meals, help take out the trash, empty the dishwasher, help in the yard, etc. My older three are 10, 9 and 8 know how to do their own laundry and did it for a full year. My 5yo has all the same chores as the older kids.
at 10:19 PM on Mar. 30, 2011