We were doing Alex’s homework one day. It said, write the household chores you can do.
Alex used to be very helpful when it comes to household chores where she was younger, when she has not yet discovered Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and NickJr. Since then, instead of helping out in little chores, she was always glued on television when permitted. And no, she does not get tired of it. I am actually worried.
Then Maxyn started to participate in preparing the dining table for meals. Whenever she sees that we are starting to prepare, she would always say Ako na. (Let me.). So we tasked her of putting the placemats. Then she also wanted to put the spoons and forks. This one, I practice her counting skills when she does it. She’s not into the counting yet but she knows what spoon, fork and teaspoon are.
Then Alex noticed it. She also wanted to help in preparing the dining table. So she and Max now shares in the tasks. Other than that, Alex also takes care of returning the non-breakable stuff after being washed.
Aside from these, they are also tasked to help in removing the newly laundered from the hangers for folding. And of course, they are suppose to clean-up their toys after each use, otherwise, the toys will end up in the trash.
I pray that Maxyn will never get tired of doing chores just like what happened to Alex. And I also hope that as they grow up, they will realize why we make them do the household chores.
Mommy Pehpot says
the kids don’t participate in household chores here but the rule of thumb is, if you made a mess, you have to clean it up.. sati on the other hand is now active with household chores such as tidying up the bedroom and sweeping the floor 🙂
I think as long as the kids find household chores fun, it’s not hard to teach them to help. I think it’s cute that Maxyn influenced her Ate to help with house chores.
I have a love and hate relationship with Disney Junior haha! It’s great for kids but it takes a lot of their time. Una used to spend long hours just watching TV. Now we limit it up to two hours on school days.