Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Endangered Species

When it comes to cleaning his room or taking out the garbage my son has to be reminded.  So, when I hear lawn equipment start up and there hasn't been any reminders I get excited!  Now when I was a kid I didn't get any reminders and if I didn't remember my chores I was grounded!  What is going on???  My son has some friends that  have chores and some that don't have any.  Plus, some of them have maid service that includes their bedrooms!

Did you have chores?  How about your kids?  

Pull your shorts up!  LOL

He caught me snapping and there's nothing he can do to stop me
because he knows it's a mother's right to snap! :)


Ms. A said...

I did have some chores and my kids had very few. If I had it to do over they sure would! I'd make 'em earn their keep! (their keep was costly, especially after they started driving)

Very handsome son you have there!

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Catherine said...

I had dishes, dusting and cleaning my room to do as a kid. I can't remember any consequences of not doing them as I usually did them. haha!

My son has made his own bed since he was 5 years old (sometimes it didn't look real pretty but I didn't care), has done his own laundry since he was 8 years old (what can I say, I hate doing laundry so everyone does their own in my house) and has been cleaning, vacuuming, dusting his own room shortly after that.

He's going to make a good husband some day. ;)

It is indeed always a 'feel good proud moment' when our kids do something without asking them. It looks like your boy is enjoying the sunshine and green grass but perhaps not enjoying mom taking a photo. Haha. Yup, boys will be boys.

Happy Tuesday!
xo Catherine

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Hooray for chores! Pierce already puts away his own laundry. And all 3 boys will put their dishes in the dishwasher and clean up their toys. I only plan to add to their list as they get older ;-)

Riet said...

My boys had to tidy their room and make their beds and the rest I forgot after so many years. LOL

Sandra said...

he is just like Bob and the two dogs, they dont love the camera aimed at them. yes, i had chores, lots of them. they were not called chores, they were part of my job list. washing dishes, helping with canning, sweeping and making beds, dusting, all of the above and ironing, i forgot the dreaded ironing. back then every thing including sheets and hankies had to be ironed

That corgi :) said...

LOL about the shorts; they do like to wear that style, don't they? Good for him getting out there and doing some chores without asking or reminding!! My kids had minimal chores growing up, which I should have made more of now that I think of it, would have instilled more responsibility. I had a lot of chores growing up, which is a good thing, but I'm sure it influenced me not making the kids do a lot. However, I don't think I would ever get a maid to clean their bedrooms :)

have a great Tuesday!


TexWisGirl said...

too cute!

we helped with baking desserts as soon as we were old enough to follow a recipe. and when we were stronger, we mowed the yard, fed the chickens, watered the garden, helped can and freeze veggies, cut up apples, etc.

Beth said...

Growing up in a family of 8 children of course I had chores (a lot of them) and my children had chores to do too. ;-)

Annmarie Pipa said...

my kids have many chores! I know in their heart they are ok with that too...I think it empowers them to feel good about themselves. plus when they get to college, they seem to be the only ones who know how to do things, a definite advantage.

Lynn Proctor said...

i am a little ashamed to admit, i didn't do hardly anything when i was growing up----my room was beyond horrid---i had two older sister's who were great at cleaning--about the only thing i remember being responsible for, was drying the dishes :)

Ann said...

oh yes I had chores and so did my kids. My kids however did everything possible to get out of doing theirs. They were expert at faking it like throwing everything in their closet or drawers. One had to take aluminum cans out to a garbage can, I thought she was doing it but ended up finding tons of little bags of uncrushed cans thrown under the deck.
My son always wears his shorts like that too, a look I've never been fond of....lol

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I had chores to do everyday growing up. My boys had chores and chore charts from an early age.
They don't like me taking photos of them anymore...I just get the "please stop" look. LOL
You should be proud!

Chatty Crone said...

My computer found a virus when your post came up???

Anyway - are you kidding - I can't get the kids to help out! At all!

Even the first two.

Glad your son is helping you.

SweetMarie said...

I haven't had any problems and no one else has mentioned it. I'll email you and get details.

Mary said...

That's the job of the mom, to keep the kids humble.

Domestic Sweetheart said...

I had SO many chores lol! I'm a new GFC follower :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh yes, I had lots of chores. As the oldest of three girls there was no way to escape all the work around the house plus some baby sitting.

That was so sweet of your son to do yard work without being asked. Are you sure a pretty teenage girl didn't move in down the street? LOL!

BlueShell said...

Splendid: doing things without being reminded! And I have to say: he is a wonderful young man...
We do not have children...I couldn't have, doctors said. But I remember that my brother helped my father...But he never, ever did things that he considered "a female thing"! Today he's married and he has a little daughter and..He cooks, he cleans...he..does everything a women does...LOLOLOL


Anne said...

I always hoovered and dusted for my mum:) My lot totally avoid all domestic drudgery!! I really should make them do more because sometimes it all gets a bit too much:)
Your son is very handsome btw :) Hope you are having a good week:)
~Anne xx

Nancy Claeys said...

I think my mom felt she was the only one that could do things right (her way.) We didn't have many chores, but I did mow the lawn, wash dishes and kept my room clean. I guess that counts! :)

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos!! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

petspeopleandlife said...

I had lots of chores growing up on the farm but generally did not need to be reminded as it was expected and that was how it was.

My 2 children also had chores- most of them were on the week-end. My son was lazy and if his friends came over,I put his friends to work as well- (if they wanted to play, the chores had to be done.) Some of the kids would go back home and one or two would sometimes stay to help my son.

ImSoVintage said...

What a cutie. Yes, I had chores and so did my girls. It's all called being a part of a family. :)