So, we’ve determined my answer to the question “should kids get an allowance?” Be sure to go over and read that article. Now let’s talk about why we do not associate
We have one reason!
Chores are part of life. If we do not do basic things around the home, then we tread into some pretty dangerous water. Ok, let me just say it. Your house will be a HOT mess!
The payment to our children for doing their chores is having a roof over their head, clothes on their back, food on the table, water and electricity. PERIOD!
Everyone will need to know how to maintain a home at some point in their life. Chores are essential life skills that we all should know and I want our kids to understand this and know how to maintain a home before they move out. And hey, I want them to help out too.
Every home is different and I know some who pay for regular chores. We used to give $.50 here and there when the kids were younger, but now these jokers would rather forego the money and not do them at all.
They fuss and complain about doing chores, but they know there’s no other option. And hey, I’m not paying you to do something that I have to fuss at you about daily! And as I said earlier, CHORES ARE A PART OF LIFE.
I tell them to treat their bedroom as they would their dorm room or apartment when they move out of our house. It should always be presentable and smell fresh.
Daily chores do not take long. Just pick up behind yourself and do
So, in a nutshell, our goal is to have our children keep their room tidy, do their laundry and pick up after themselves.
Things may not always be spotless or picture perfect. But I do want to feel comfortable eating in your kitchen and using your bathroom. Something my mom always said when I was growing up, “keep a clean kitchen and bathroom. No one wants to use a nasty bathroom nor eat in a nasty kitchen.”
Be sure to come back and I will
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