Thinking it's time for Miss to get more chores *Vent*Eta reply 15
During summer vacation my kids are required to help by doing more chores, but while they are in school it's just the basics. We only ask that they take care of their own hygiene, pick up after themselves be responsible for their own stuff (which can be a lot of things) and clean their room(s). It's more important to us that they do well in school and enjoy their extracurriculars, but the things we ask for are non-negotiable.
Apparently my oldest dd thinks I am asking too much of her. She has been giving me a hard time about doing anything lately so I asked her about it last night. She said, "I feel like I'm always working and never get to do anything fun. Why can't you just do it for me?" The only thing I said was that I'm sorry she feels that way and that me doing it for her was not going to happen. So I'm thinking she is going to learn what work is. Her 7 yr. old brother does more without me asking or reminding him and hardly ever gives me a hard time. Maybe it's a gender thing or and age thing? Idk She kind of surprised me. I guess I shouldn't be since she's 9 going on 'I know it all'.