Afternoon chores-Excuses and Answers

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The kids are doing chores (not so unusual) and have been asked to do things that they don’t normally do. This is because Tristan is needed outside to help Clayton with the yard. Tristan needed to learn to edge and use the blower. So Max was asked to unload the dishwasher. After a great deal of fussing and running away, he finally went into the kitchen and did it. When I pulled a large spoon out from the cupboard that holds the plastic lids and replaced bowls where they were supposed to be, he watched and then says, “So with all those mistakes, I guess you better not have me do THIS job again.”
My answer-”Actually, it means you need more practice.” He got very shlumpy at my answer.

Next, Gabi was asked to vacuum. She looks at me, throws herself on the ground and says, “I don’t EVEN KNOW HOW to vacuum!!!!”.
My answer-”That’s ok. The vacuum knows how. You just push it along.”

Dishes are unloaded, the floors are vacuumed, the yard is edged and blown clean and the kids are outside while I finish making dinner. And now I have 3 kiddos trained on new chores. Success!

Doing the Dance of the Children~

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One Comment

  1. Comment by Bodhimoments:

    Nice!

    I follow the same principle. Get the children involved. Win WIn.

    Thanks for sharing

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