mykdsmomy Posted November 12, 2011 Share Posted November 12, 2011 We have gone through more chore charts, family chore meetings, chore lists, chore diagrams, chore etc, etc etc!!!! My house is still in constant disarray! Dd16 and DD12 were taking turns with dishes each week (our dishwasher broke) The switch day was Sunday...but if one dd left a dish in the sink on Sat. night, the other dd would refuse to do any dishes until those dishes were done :glare: Also, both dd's would let the dishes pile up in the sink all day and when they did them, they would half acidly (my mom's version of the other phrase ;) ) wash them and stack them (no drying or putting away)....plus they don't wash off counters, tables, etc...no matter how many times we've told them, made them charts/graphs/checklists/you name it! I am seriously to the point where I just want to take back all of the chores because I'm sick of them not getting done right. (I'm not picky...I just want the kitchen to be cleaned up without me having to go in and re clean it all!!!) When I was their ages, I was doing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, scrubbing floors, sweeping, vacuuming, etc (and doing it EXACTLY the way my mom told me to or ELSE.) I don't rule with an iron fist like my mom does. I try to be fair and reasonable. I make my expectations very clear yet they are still not doing what is being asked of them. Unless I specifically ask them to do something, they won't lift a finger to help out. Laundry could pile up on the table, dishes could pile up in the sink, trash could overflow and yet they are content to let mom handle it...:glare: (I guess this is turning into more of a vent....sorry) I want to know that I'm not asking too much of them. How many chores do your dc have? How long does it take them each day to do their chores or help out around the house? How much of the housework do you shoulder yourself? We currently have 5 children but we've been averaging 6 (4 kiddos of our own and then two foster babies). We have social worker visits each week, therapies for the boys several times a week, take dd16 to work and back 3x a week, visits with birth families 1x a week, school, dr's visits, etc....so I'm pretty busy! I need the kids to really pitch in...but how much? Ideas? Opinions? Thanks :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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