As the kids get older we’ve been incorporating more of their
free labor help in the running of our household. We call them house works so that it feels more inviting and open to cooperation. I don’t know if calling it house works instead of chores really makes a difference but it works so I’m not going to test the theory.
At almost 5 here’s the list of things we can ask Graham and Miles do around the house.
Both boys can pick out their own clothes and pajamas and get themselves dressed and undressed as well as know where the dirty laundry goes. They also clear their own dishes after every meal. We don’t consider those house works but it certainly is a big help to have them be independent in those areas.
One of the hot items that the boys climb over each other to do is refilling the coffee pods in our K-Cup holder.