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April 6th, 2012, 06:05 AM
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do your kids do chores? Mine do but I am shocked how often I hear people say that their kids dont have chores. We have 2 cats so if your chores dont get done the kids have dooty duty(cleaning the litter box). lol no one likes that!
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April 6th, 2012, 06:19 AM
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The only thing they are really responsible for is making their beds and cleaning the playroom. I ask Noah to do things like help re-make beds after I wash bedding just because I don't feel like it sometimes, and occasionally they put Sebastian for nap, which pretty much consists of just bringing him upstairs and throwing him in bed. I like to do the rest myself usually because then I know it's done right.
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April 6th, 2012, 12:53 PM
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My older kids have set chores, my younger kids just help where needed. They do have to feed, water and get the eggs from the chickens. That would be the only constant for them. As the older ones start to leave they will start to take over the chores.
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April 6th, 2012, 01:19 PM
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All my kids do the chores. Everyone from the 16 yo to the 7yo has assignments. The 4 yo should. He will when he turns five.
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April 16th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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All of mine do too, although my youngest probably gets away with slacking a little too much. I keep on having to catch myself to get her involved too.
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April 16th, 2012, 11:46 AM
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I require they keep their own rooms clean. I do most everything else, but they do have to chip in when asked.
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April 16th, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Fwiw, my house is trashed.
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April 16th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Mine is usually pretty neat, but I am so stressed out I want to hurt people. Its a trade off I guess. LOL
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April 16th, 2012, 07:24 PM
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My kids mostly all have chores..the 2 year old doesn't. They have "set" chores, and the 5 year old buddies with me or dh to help do our chores.
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April 16th, 2012, 09:10 PM
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My dad was a major in the army so chores are a part of my genetic makeup!

However, although I try to crack the whip on a regular basis, I tend to slack off and lose momentum from time to time. They have a chore chart in their bedrooms which is all pretty easy stuff like making their bed, picking up their toys, putting their uniform away, etc.

Every time a new school term starts I come out with guns blazing and then by about halfway through the term I'm flagging and not checking up on them, etc. and it all kind of falls by the wayside - my fault, not theirs.
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April 17th, 2012, 03:22 AM
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We dont do 'set' chores.

Everyone has their own rooms to keep clean, and we have a general household rule of if you see it, you clean it. It works well for us.
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April 17th, 2012, 11:48 AM
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My 18, 14, 13, and 8 year old have chores. My 6 year old helps on her own, but she will probably have a set chore sometime this year.
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