Now lately my 5-year-old daughter has been so angelic, helpful and all around awesome. I’m telling you that marble jar has changed her life. More than the others, she strives to fill that jar up and is shattered when she loses a marble. I have no idea where she gets these perfectionistic traits from…:)
So on that note, she readily accepted my husband’s plea for her to help him tackle those dishes. She ran and got a step stool and went to work. And it wasn’t a bad job. After that she offered to wipe down the table! It doesn’t matter that she knows she will earn marbles. I see her being a kinder and more helpful person to all her family members and I’m loving it.
But the success with the dishes also got me thinking about kids and chores. As it is now, I expect my kids to bring their plates to the sink, put their dirty clothes in the hamper, and keep their rooms relatively tidy. They are only 5, 5, and 3 after all…but now I’m wondering if it’s time they all had a household chore.
Curious to know what your thoughts are…do your kids have chores? At what age were they when you assigned them?