Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chores, school and other fun

I come from the school of thought that chores for children are ok, as long as they are age appropriate. I work with someone who thinks I am mean for requiring my daughter to do ANY chores at all. Really? His opinion is that she will learn in time how to cook, clean, & do her laundry. Perhaps, but why not arm her with the knowledge so she doesn't flounder when she's on her own? She's already counting down till she's 18 and 'out of the house' (which if you're counting also, is 5 years-ish...EEK!).

I'm a single mom. I work full time. I go to school. Granted the school is online, but it requires my brain just the same. The last thing I want to do is come home and clean up messes that were left for me. Maybe that makes me a bad mom. I don't know. I do know that with just two of us in the house, it can't hurt Peanut to help with things from time to time...and it keeps her out of trouble...

What are your thoughts on kids and chores? Should they have to do them at all? Should they earn an allowance for them? Should they focus solely on their grades? Feel free to chime in! :) #thanksforreading

3 comments:

Kelly said...

She should totally do chores! Though, you already knew my opinion on that!!

Heather Timmons said...

Chores - definitely. You are teaching her responsibility. When she is older and out of the house, who will do her work then?? You are preventing her from becoming a slob :)

VivC said...

Dom has had chores since he was three! Granted, he gets distracted from them pretty easily, but he does have chores!!!