Kids and chores.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by GopherBoyFarms, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Just wondering what type of chores your kids do?
    Maybe there ares and what they do around the house/farm/yard to help out?

    My 8.5 yr old son has a chore chart that he has to check his chores off each day.
    They are
    Feed/water inside cats
    Feed /water outside cat
    feed /water chickens
    scrape perches
    clean bedroom/make bed
    unload silverware from dish washer
    collect eggs and write total in the book
    water sunflowers and plant in pots in front of house
    load 2 boxes of fire wood
    (and brush teeth morng and night)

    then he has his 2 times a week chores
    clean bathroom
    vaccuum bedroom and hall

    Once a week he helps me tidy up the chicken coop and yard
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Okay, that is way, way, way more than my almost-ten-year-kid does and more, to be honest, than my teens do. I think maybe mine don't do enough, but I woder if others do as much as yours . . .
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    God bless you!

    This country needs more parents like you.

    The busier you keep them, the better they'll be!

    Love them, encourage them, cherish them, spend time with them. It will pay many dividends down the road.

    My wife and I come from families where there were chores.

    7 kids in my family, 6 in hers. There have been no divorces. Everyone is gainfully employed.

    As I looked out my bedroom window today and watched my 13 year old fill the waterers and spred some laying mash out for the hens, I just smiled.
     
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Accustom your children to hardship and they will not falter when times get rough.
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    More than my 8.5 year old does, but I am not sure by much.

    My kids 6 & 8 take turns setting the table for dinner and they both have to clear dinner to the kitchen. They have to clean their rooms. They're expected to keep their bathroom tidy (I clean it, but they're not allowed to trash it!) They're expected to help with the dog and chickens, but it isn't their responsibility. They are expected to help with other property chores like stacking wood. But, again it isn't their responsibility and we all do it as a family.

    Mostly, they're responsible for doing their homework. I am shocked at how much they both have.
     
  6. HR Patterson

    HR Patterson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] to chickabee19

    I'm sorry but that signature line just doesn't go with the statement. Although I TOTALLY agree with both!!![​IMG]
     
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  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I'm glad I don't have any chores. I have NO time for them.
     
  8. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Wow, that is a good list of chores!
    Some of ours are (but not limited too)
    Make you bed
    Fold and put away laundry (their own)
    Load/unload dishwasher
    Clean bathroom
    Take out Trash
    Carry laundry to basement
    Change sheets on bed (weekly)
    Empty trash cans
    Set/Clear table
    Feed/water Cats
    Clean litter boxes
    Feed/water bunnies

    My question to all of you is do you pay your kids for chores or give them an allowance or just expect it done?
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Everybody lives in the house.
    Everybody does chores.
    That's the rule.
    Don't live the rule, then take away things they like until they live the rule

    Add: Practice the piano (or other instrument), do homework, etc..., etc..., etc...
     
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Mine doesn't have a list. He does what I tell him to do. Different things different days. I don't consider cleaning his room and making his bed a chore. He understands that I will provide for him money for extracuricular activities but if I have to clean his room and make his bed then he has to provide me money. He washes his own clothes and puts them away, not considered a chore either.

    Chores he may be asked to do:
    Mow the lawn
    weed eat
    put clean dishes away
    fill dishwasher
    vacum
    take out trash
    garden tilling
    tearing out sheetrock (currently doing)
    Whatever needs to be done

    I do not pay by the job or weekly. He's in scouts and FFA (going to Nationals) and other school related activities like football games and such. I provide him with the cash to allow these things to happen. Now he does mow gma and pa's yard and they pay him so he gets extra cash that way.
     

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