Do you ask your kids to do some chores at home? Chores appear in a variety of forms. It could be a personal chore or family chore. Chores can be exciting and interesting that make you acquire knowledge and skill. On the other hand, others sees chore as compulsory, repetitive and yet necessary making it somewhat boring and exhausting.
Maintaining cleanliness at home is a chore that is as daunting as pulling one’s teeth. Since me and my husband are both working plus my two hyperactive kids, aspiring for an immaculate home is rather ambitious. I must admit, it’s not easy-peasy juggling around work, looking after kids and household chores as well. It can sometimes be too much to take on and I struggle with it if left alone. At home, it is a combined effort by everyone, each of us has little bit of piece of which the entirety contributed to our home’s comfortable and liveable state to say the least.
I came from a culture where every member of the family has a role and household duties. As I was growing up, I was also learning to do all sorts of tasks, errands and little jobs at home. In all honesty, it helped me to become resilient, tough and fairly adaptable to diverse situations. It brought out the domestic character in me, fond of home life and housework. Hence, I want to impart a little bit of my culture to my kids teaching them to become responsible and hardworking individuals at a young age. Of course, every child develops in distinct pace, every child matures and adapts to responsibilities assigned to them differently.
Anyhow, mess does not come with schedule so these chores are not done on daily basis.
Here goes the list of little chores that my kids do at home:
- They tidy up their own bedrooms, putting toys in toy box.
- They put their dirty clothes in their respective laundry baskets.
- They help put away their clean socks & underwear in their drawers.
- They clear their empty plates, cups and cutlery in the worktop/sink after meals.
- Help transfer clean laundry from washing machine to dryer.
- Help set up table, like preparing cutlery for each family member.
- Help wash car.
- Help cooking, beating eggs and slicing veggies.
- Help rake dried leaves in the garden.
- Help put away shopping.
- Recently, Reimer had shown interest with hoovers, I’ve given him a shot once and he find it fun which is ridiculously crazy but it’s a good sign though.
Have you taught your kids to do some chores at home too?
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