Let’s be clear, I don’t have a lot of free time – the job and silly little things like sleeping get in the way – and to be honest I don’t reckon there’s any risk of me being one of those people who fret that they do too much in the way of chores
Saturday mornings are usually our chore morning and if I’m going to get anything done then the girls have to help out.
But it turns out that not everyone does this?
I’ve always had them help me put the laundry into the machine, get it out and hang it up, to help with cooking (this one is not always as much of a success as I’d like), and to do their tidying up at the end of the day
I mean, why wouldn’t you?
They get to learn that if you pull out every single toy then you have to put them back and I get to not have to pick up every single piece of lego that’s been chucked on the floor.
Ok so mine are still very small and reasonably bidable (well apart from Littler but that’s a whole other conversation) but surely if you don’t start early then they are never going to get that if you make a mess you have to tidy it up because there aren’t slaves wandering around behind us tidying up?
And as for household chores helping out with them is part of the pact of all living together as a family.
A job shared is a job halved and all that.
Am I the only one making my children do chores? Am I some kind of cruel parent for insisting that they help out?