Archive for January 31st, 2008

Children’s Chores – Thursday Thirteen, Edition VIII

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I am really a very spoiled mom. My children are my joy. They are helpful, responsible, and considerate of one another, and of my husband and me. They help willingly with the work of the household. Five of our children are grown and no longer living in the family home (though they are often here for a visit). That leaves only four still at home, ages 17, 16, 14 and 11. For this week’s Thursday Thirteen
I’ll list some of the work that the children do on a regular basis.

  • Vacuum the house
  • Clean the bathrooms (we have 3)
  • Fold the laundry
  • Bake the cookies (I don’t like waiting for all those batches to get done, and my husband REALLY enjoys homemade cookies.)
  • Mow the lawn (one acre)
  • Do the weeding
  • Sort through their own seasonal clothing, and decide what to pack away or give away
  • Wrap presents/make cards that we give out
  • Do deep cleaning of their own bedrooms
  • Do any heavy-duty dusting or organizing of rooms on an as-needed basis
  • Do all interior painting of the house
  • Help with large kitchen projects, such as making applesauce
  • Help one another with homework problems (I am only called in to assist if they can’t figure it out themselves.)

Thirteen Chores the Children Do

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A New Favorite

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Dear Readers, I DO intend to do a Thursday 13 post today, but just now in the busy moments before driving the children to school, I was reading through some of the new posts on blogs that I follow using Google Reader. I came across Nancy J. Bond’s post on her blog, Soliloquy. If you love nature photography and uplifting words (much of which is Nancy’s original work), do check out this creative and calming place on the Internet. 🙂