Would you let your child be free from chores for this? *she gave me her paper
So I told dd(8) that we had a lot of cleaning to do today and she's helping. So she plays around and says "I learned how to write persausive papers in school so I'll just write one to you about why I shouldn't clean."
I laughed and then I thought, well hold up lets see what she would really write. So I told her to write a paper and if it's good enough she doesn't have any cleaning to do today.
*** So she handed in her paper. She said that she always does her cleaning but today is so beautiful that she would like to spend it outside. And that being outside and playing is healthy for her. It makes her happy. And she gets exercise on her bike. And she could even water the flowers for me when she is outside. It's only one day and she'll be back to cleaning.
The fact that this is a one time thing, she wrote a full page and she's going to water the flowers I am going to let her today, which I told her this is for TODAY ONLY!!