Yes, I did…I maximised the use of my kids today…absolutely no apologies!
If one is not careful, the way kids are raised these days, we as parents could give them a wrong impression of how life really is. As you know, I have an 11 year old, 9 year old and 6 year old (my LAST baby!), and they speak a lot of ‘big’ English…I just thought to myself, “Why don’t I get these kids to do some house-chores?!”
They do house-chores quite alright, but it’s not as consistent as I want it to be done. So, anytime I call on them to do some work, they grumble. My rule is that, whoever grumbles the most, does the most work! But, trust my son to still grumble…Therefore, I chose to confine him ‘permanently’ in the kitchen! I won’t lie it was fun watching him grumble and doing the dishes!
My point is this, parents shouldn’t underestimate the strength of their children. In as much as they can speak a lot of English and argue on top of it, they can do housework.
You should have seen my kids at work yesterday …While the first was busy in the kitchen, the second was tidying the living room and the last was sorting the laundry. The household sure looked busy!
The fun part of it, was actually teasing them by giving them names!…
– if my son doesn’t do his chores well, we change his name from Gerald to Geraldine. That’s if he doesn’t do his work well
– then as for my daughter, we change her name from Daniela to Daniel.
– as for my baby, not yet but we let her know we could still change her name from Gabriela to Gabriel *hehehe*
Kai! Boys are lazy sha! Do you know my son cried because he was doing dishes, so he left me no choice other than to address him as “Geraldine”! Lol!
Anyway, at the end of the day, my kids helped put the house together, even when some cried me a river!