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Old 04-29-2009, 07:20 AM
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Kids helping out.

What do you have your kids help you with at home?

I work fulltime outside the home. I have my kids do chores after school. I have the start dinner for me. During the summer they clean the house and do laundry. I have built up the chores as they got older and weren't in daycare any longer.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:09 AM
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My children always had chores even when I was a SAHM.
They started out with picking up, empty and re-load dishwasher at a pretty early age. They did laundry, cleaned house, vac, took garbage out, etc. as they got older.
Now they are leaving home and getting places of their own. They at least know how to take care of theirselves, can do their own laundry and know how to clean up after themselves.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:29 AM
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Our kids have had chores since they were 3. Their first chore was to fold the washcloths from the laundry. Chores got added/adjusted over the years depending on the age/school vs summer/sports schedules, etc. Every summer, we would do the chore schedule a new way - so they could all learn new things and have help when they needed it. By the time my boys graduated from high school - they were pretty independent - could do laundry, cook, clean, grocery shop, budget money - ahhh, so now I can just enjoy them!
For the past few years, it has just been dd at home so during the summer months, she has been hired as my "housekeeper" so I am free to do the extra things around here I don't normally have time to get to.
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DD1 is responsible for unloading and reloading the dishwasher, folding the laundry and delivering it to the rooms where it goes.

DD2 vacuums, cleans the toilet and takes out the recycle can.

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Im not organised enough for schedules and charts. They just have to do what I tell them , when I tell and w/o complaining or there's MORE ;]. All 5 have had to work as much as I do. If there's things needing attention then we all work at it.
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