Thursday, 24 March 2011

Helping Out With Chores

Everyone in our household have their household duties and need to help out with chores. For my son, some of it; which he loves to do, he does it willingly and gladly. He likes being in the kitchen  and sometimes he'd complain that I don't allow him to help me cook just yet.  I guess I simply don't have the patience to monitor him cutting onions  or stirring food yet (which he kept bugging me to do) and not to mention I like to cook alone. I can't and don't like people in my kitchen! That includes hubby too! :D

I have much respect for mommies who do have the patience, like Alice over at My Little Sprouts blog. ^^

Raimie however gets to play little chef when we return to my hometown. My younger sis, who is always patient with children would let him help out in the kitchen - slicing onions and the like. Usually Raimie would grumble to my sis on how his Mommy never allows him do all that.  LOL

But one thing he loathes to do and would grumble every single time we reminded him - that's tidying up after his mess and cleaning up his room. But ask him to take out the trash, he'd go running to do it. ;)

What's the chores that you had the hardest time asking your kids do?

20 comments:

  1. I guess the best way to get children to help is let them do the chores they like :)

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  2. i think it's important to make the children feel that they really help out parents..

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  3. it's a matter of sharing the responsibility and also the results, praise them for doing well and they'll be more motivated.. :)

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  4. but one thing i realised, normally they don't like the post-activity clean up.. true??

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  5. It's quite unusual for boys to like working in the kitchen. Raimie is clearly different. Count your lucky stars?

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  6. @jellybelly,
    I guess. But I do think they do need to learn that sometimes they need to take responsibility and do things they don't like too...

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  7. @SK,
    Praise work sometimes and of course they'll be happy if they think they are helping Mom & Dad. Others times, nagging works. And on rare occasion, scolding works too. XD

    Yeah, my kid sure doesn't like cleaning up his mess. ;)

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  8. @HappySurfer,
    Well, his Dad is pretty handy in the kitchen too. :)

    And in our household, we don't believe in chores being divided based on gender. Everyone has responsibilities. If Mommy can't/lazy to cook, then Daddy cooks. ;)

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  9. hai there. i do not have kids and bravo because u have a good son.

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  10. I don't have kids so can't answer your question. Haha!!!

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  11. But the two chores I absolutely hate are ironing and washing the bathroom!!

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  12. But surprisingly I love washing the dishes!! So next time you cook for me, I wash the dishes for you. Deal? : D

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  13. Cooking at a young age is a great thing to start and hopefully they will develop a passion for cooking and food which is a wondeful thing to have.

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  14. @Sharifah Natasha,
    Thanks for the compliments. ^^

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  15. @foong,
    I hate those two chores too but those are mine to do. Lucky I sub-contact ironing my hubby clothes to the laundromat. :p

    I actually don't allow people wash dishes if they come over my house. I am very, very fussy about my kitchen. Can't stand them wet. ;p

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  16. @Japan-Australia,
    Being handy in the kitchen is of course always a good thing.

    I watched Jr Masterchef Australia on TV and marveled at those kids who are absolutely awesome!

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  17. " To get prepare for school!" Muahahah, that's the hardest chore of the day!

    I'm so proud of your boy who willing to give you a hand! Glad he has a great time at your sis place, kids just love to help out!^-^

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  18. @Alice,
    Yeah, doing homework is one of the toughest thing for them to do. Huahuahua.

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  19. I remember how hopeful I was with my firstborn, how I had been told and knew to keep that little one with me all day, every day, doing what I was doing so that he would then know how to do all that is necessary...

    YEAH RIGHT! Sadly it IS quicker and easier to do it yourself, and I am reaping what I sowed now. All of my children have chores, but they could probably be responsible for a lot more. Cleaning their room seems to be the least favorite.

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  20. @Pauline,
    I used to hate my Mom's nagging for us to do chores, and yet now... I think it's good that she did.

    True, sometimes we just did them ourselves because it's faster but at the end, our children wouldn't learn anything by it.

    It's funny that cleaning up their mess always is the one that they hate most to do. ^^

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