Lisa - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
My husband helps me with the boys or anything else I need. I explained to him that he is part of this family and with both of us working it takes both of us to do the rest. Cooking is not a priority for me with homework still needing to be done. If I take out something he generaly pitches in to cook when he gets home. We work together and it really helps. Everyone here has chores and they do not get paid. As a part of the family they are expected to pitch in. The 7yo is responsible for putting away his own cloths and picking up the cloths from his room and their bathroom. The 9yo picks up his own cloths and any that have been left in another room as well as feeding the cats. The 12yo picks up his own room, puts away his own cloths and washes dishes. I do laundry and clean the rest of the house. My husband takes care of everything outside. What works for you? Some peolpe don't have their children do anything. I disagree with that otherwise how will they learn responsibility?