Moms do you ever feel like house work is never ending and every day it’s the same thing all over again no matter how much you clean? Me to, Me to. I have come to realize I can’t possible do all the things on my own there are just to many things to get done and not enough time in a day. I have started my kids on a daily chore list which has been helping a ton.
5 Year Old Chores
My daughter is 5 years old and never really used to help pick up or do much of anything around the house. We started a chore list with rewards to help her feel more motivated to want to clean and keep things picked up. Her room used to be a nightmare 24/7 no matter how much I picked it up 5 minutes later it was a mess from her playing. Now if she keeps her room clean without us nagging at her she gets rewards such as ice cream at night or doing something special that she wouldn’t get to normally do.
HER CHORE LIST
- MAKE HER BED DAILY
- FEED THE DOG AND CAT
- EMPTY BATHROOM GARBAGES
- GENERAL PICK UP OF HER ROOM AND OTHER TOYS SHE MAY HAVE GOT OUT
- DUSTING HER ROOM AND OTHER AREAS AS NEEDED
- PUTTING AWAY LAUNDRY AND FOLDING HER OWN CLOTHES
- UNLOADING & LOADING DISHES HERE OR THERE
- SETTING THE TABLE
Sometimes we do get off track a bit but we always make sure she feed the pets, picks up toys, and makes her bed every single day. Now she has started coming home and doing it without asking her to I will say at the begging it was a little struggle but once it became our routine she does great so don’t give up.
2 Year Old Chores
Let’s be real getting a 2-year-old boy to help out is like a loss cause they end up doing more playing that cleaning. I do what I can with getting my son to help out. My daughter tries to get him to help her and make it fun by dancing around or being funny about it which has been getting him to engage more. When we do get him to clean there are a few things we can get him to do that I will list below!
SONS CHORE LIST
- PICKING UP TOYS
- CARRING LAUNDRY TO BEDROOMS
- WIPING DOWN THINGS WITH A WASH CLOTH
It is a small list but it is better that nothing at all and it starts him being involved.
Teaching Responsibility Young
Teaching your kids to be responsible at a young age will gear them in the right direction for the future. I want my kids to be able to know how to do things when they move out and grow up. I want to feel like a taught them all the basic things we need to know in life. If you don’t start now later it will be even harder to get them going down the right path, and honestly the extra help even if it is a little help still helps a lot. I am thankful for anything my kiddos try to do to help me out, even if they try there best I don’t mind redoing it or moving the clothes back to the correct space them belong it’s the thought that counts.
Don’t Be To Hard On Them
Remember kids are still kids they will accidentally forget to pick up or forget to make there bed just like us as moms life gets hectic and we tend to forget things frequently. Don’t stress or take it hard on them be calm and remind them that they forgot more that likely they will remember next time yelling at them won’t do any good besides make them upset and that the whole house is a mad yell war. When they forget be thankful for all the times they did help out even when you never asked and cherish that.
Moms Do You Have A Chore List?
Now I want to hear from you. Do you clean the house all on your own? Do you have a chore list?