Mine are 4, 6 and 8. They contribute heavily to the household. But chores are rarely done in isolation, we all do it together and it makes it more fun. They are responsible for much of the laundry, dishwashing, and sweeping. They are also responsible for some of the barn work.
9 yr old: Does dishes 2x a day (put away the clean ones in the morning, and load the dishwasher and start it and hand wash any dishes requiring handwashing or that didn't fit in the dishwasher at night) Responsible for cleaning up the "kids" bathroom once a week (including washing toilet and tub) Help wash windows when needed Help scrub walls and doors twice a month Vaccuum the living room at least once a week Clean her room Clean dog dishes and make sure he has clean water Help deal with taking out all the garbage on garbage night4 yr old: Vaccuum foyer and basement (not carpeted so it's pretty easy) Sweep kitchen Put away silverware Wipe the table after dinner Help wipe down lower cabinets twice a month Help scrub walls twice a month Help wash windows when needed Clean his room Feed the dog
By being children? That they simply *are* is a huge contribution. Last night I was sighing over the toys on the floor, and my husband quietly stated that he wouldn't change the toys on the floor for anything. He's right, of course, as usual :)
As to chores... well, the 12 year old girl child is responsible for taking out the recycling. Otherwise, she helps when asked. She's pretty great about that. She helps a lot with the boys. The 4 and 1 year old aren't really responsible for any chores.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol). Aimee
Mine have a whole list of chores, actually. They are also responsible for the dogs food.
My kids pick up their toys, sometime they put their clothes away after I fold them. Yep thats about it.LOL... So pretty much nothing compared to some of ya'll. I am not sure if I am raising spoiled kids now or if some of you are putting to much on young ones. Mine are 4, 5, and 8.
Quoting Boobah:Are there certain things they are responsible for doing? (Feed the dog, sweep the living room, etc) What are their ages?
Quoting angelamiles05: My kids pick up their toys, sometime they put their clothes away after I fold them. Yep thats about it.LOL... So pretty much nothing compared to some of ya'll. I am not sure if I am raising spoiled kids now or if some of you are putting to much on young ones. Mine are 4, 5, and 8.
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