Blended Family Responsibilities

Darla - posted on 01/28/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Between my fiancé and myself we have three girls. My 15 yo, his 18 yo, and 20 yo. My 15 year old is the only one living with us. The 18 yo lives with her mother. The 20 year old is independent. However the 18 yo is constantly at our house eating, doing laundry, snacking, sleeping, getting rides to work and back. My daughter is the only one who does the dishes. The 18yo and 20 yo eat at our house at least twice a week sometimes more. Is it okay to ask the other two girls 18 yo and 20 yo to help out with the dishes? They have never offered (just eat and leave) but I know my daughter is getting tired of doing dishes for so many people every day.

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Ariana - posted on 01/28/2013

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Maybe you could have everyone help do the dishes if they come over? My mother used to make all of us (there are four of us) do the dishes together. It wasn't as big of a chore then also, one person washing three people drying makes things go much faster.

It definitely has to come from the husband, but if you and your daughter and husband are helping wash up it won't seem like a big deal if he asks them to give a hand also.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/28/2013

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Of course it is ok to ask, but maybe have it come from their father.

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