Monday, July 6, 2009

What a great idea

So, today I picked up a magazine and began reading a parenting article. Get your kids to help with chores, the writer encouraged. Even little kids can help. Before long, you won't have to do anything but sit around and watch reality TV while the kids clean, cook and wait on you hand-and-foot.

Brilliant! Who comes up with this stuff? I wrote the article but I've yet to figure out how to adopt my own great advice. I'm working on it. Right now, number one son has number two son and only daughter at the dollar theater. And I'm writing like a woman possessed, trying to meet deadlines before they return. Oh, and I've saved a load of laundry for them to fold when they get home. See, it's working!

Here's a link to the amazing article. Maybe you will be more receptive to my suggestions than I am!


Anonymous said...

My 10 year old asked me today, "How come our workload around here has tripled?" I laughed and said, "My job is to make you into responsible adults, and the chores you do around here will help you get there." We'll see how that works!


Scobberlotcher said...

I'm trying to get my girls into the housework action, but I mostly hear "this is SO hard!" Yeah, I'm successful at this idea, too. :)

Anonymous said...

I actually got the 10 year old to clean up after the dog after she had the pee scared out of her from fireworks! His fireworks, so I thought he should learn how to clean up after her. He did a great job!


ashleigh said...

i read your article... it is still questionable whether or not Jon knows what an iron is!