As a Mom, I feel like I am tasked with the job of teaching my children responsibility while still allowing them to be children. It is never my desire for them to feel like they are in the army, but it is my desire for them to realize how much more can be accomplished when we all pull our own weight. I love my Mom to death, but I think that part of her aggravation when we were children came from her doing everything herself. I realize how easy it is to fall into that pattern, especially if you are like me and you want things done a certain way. But, now that my own daughters are getting older, I have decided that it is high time, we all have our own chores that we are responsible. Confession Time: For years, I have introduced chores and then pulled back from them. But, I don’t think i am doing them any favors by allowing them an opt out clause, or myself for that matter.
I know that every child grows and develops at their own pace, but I look at my oldest daughter and I know that there are definitely things that she could be doing for herself that would make my day to day life that much easier. And, so began my need for an Updated Chore Chart. I don’t know … I may be the only Mommy who struggles with this, but on the off chance that you are just where I am, grab your free Chore List Printable and make it your own. In addition, it is a fun way to teach your younger kids about money. Trust me, they will want to make sure that you are paying them what you owe them.