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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!
Mom to Kristen (14) Hannah(12) and Brian (6 )
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.
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.
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.