Like a jet plane streaking through the sky this year has been streaking by at an incredibly rapid speed. I am blown away that it is March already. Were we not just ringing in the New Year 2 minutes ago? WOW
Our housekeeper of 11 years left us in October to take care of her ailing mother and I have been underwater ever since LOL.
Not having an inclining of a domestic bone in my body it has been interesting to say the least doing all the cooking and cleaning, washing and ironing. So sufficient to say certain things have had to take the back burner. Updating this space is one of them. Not because I didn’t have things to share but basically finding the time is hard.
So what does this have to being kidfriendly?
Recently I had my eldest daughter help me hang some laundry on the line and it was almost comical her reaction. As any typical teenager would she was grumping and moaning about being made to miss a show, that as far as I knew she had seen at least 10 times already, when she looked at me with all seriousness and said “but Mummy I don’t know what to do.” I was aghast.
But reality is she hasn’t known life without a housekeeper or a Mummy for that matter who does all of those things like washing and cleaning. I instantly had a flashback to my own childhood when our housekeeper/nanny at the time (my mother was a working single mother) told me that there were certain things that all children especially girl children need to always know such as making up your own bed and folding up your own clothes. And me grumping and moaning about the injustice of it all.
Of course she was right. Because we may think that we will always be around or that they would get a housekeeper of their own. But there are going to be situations when they are going to be on their own and not know what to do. Such as college, when they move out initially or on that day that the parents are too sick too move for a week hey it is not far fetched remember Chik V.
So now all four of my kiddies have chores.
Simple ones:- washing the dishes, folding up their clothes, sweeping ( still working on this one LOL ), setting the table and clearing the table, tidying up of their rooms and living room, feeding the dog and even the older two have learned how to cook one thing. The hope is that they could at least hold their head above water later on in life. And not be like me. LOL.
Not surprisingly they have all adapted to these new chores and actually seem to enjoy them. Yes I was shocked myself. If you are wondering what is considered age appropriate chores for your kiddies I thought this page helpful. Click here.
Making pancakes from scratch all by herself
Here’s to seeing more posts as I have my helpers in place to help with the chores freeing up my time a tiny bit.
Have a great weekend all. And remember keep it Kid Friendly 😀