A friend showed me this post from Parenting.com. It seemed like the perfect message to post on a lovely Saturday morning. Click the link at teh bottom for the whole article. Read it quick, before the kids start playing.
Some questions have arisen recently with regards to chores and I thought I’d address your concerns in writing.
Regarding your question – Why do we have to do chores EVERY DAY? We do chores every day because you trash the house every day. If you stop eating, wearing clothes, playing with toys, using the bathroom and throwing your personal effects on the floor, the chores will cease.
For now, I caution you to carefully choose the time and place to begin a discussion about chores and their fairness. For example, when I am currently scrubbing puddles of dried urine from the floor around your toilet, it’s probably not the best time to yell about how unfair it is that you have to pick up the books you were reading. P.S. My aim is better than yours and that’s probably not fair either.