Why? I haven't really cleaned the kitchen by myself in months. I never pick up after my kids. We do this by giving chores. yes, we are slave drivers. My kids slave away doing dishes, picking up the living room and dining room, cleaning off the table, vaccuming, doing their laundry, taking care of the dogs, and keeping their own rooms clean. Why? Because I work full time. When I started working I told my famly I can no longer do it all, work 40 hrs a week plus do all the house cleaning plus take care of all the kids with homework, dinner, baths, every evening since my dh has the evening shift so he's not here during the work week. It astounds me how many moms I see on here that take on all housework by themselves when they have energetic, able bodied kids to help out. not everyone, but many i see on here. It teaches them responsibility, gratitude, and teamwork in a family where everyone does their part, instead of mom being everyone's slave. Do you have your kids do any chores?
EDIT: For those of you who didn't pick up on it, when I said I'm a slave driver and my kids are "slaves" that was a total joke. Pure sarcasm. It's meant to make fun of those who think kids should be entitled to trash the house and have parents, most likely mom, run after them picking up everything. There. Now that was completely literal so that hopefully no one is confused.