4 years, 9 months.
We’ve stumbled into a new routine over the past few weeks now on Saturday mornings: I buy groceries right after I go to the gym. Then once I get home and unload the groceries, you immediately start helping organize them so Mommy can put them away.
You also have this habit of when I unload the dryer, you run over and start folding all the towels- that’s your specialty!
It’s always such a sweet surprise whenever you volunteer to help me with household chores, without ever even asking me if you can… of course, you know the answer is always yes.
8 years, 3 months.
Every night after dinner now, you and I now tag-team drying the dishes. Specifically, you handle drying and putting away the countless number of plastic water bottles, cups, and containers it apparently takes for our family to function on a daily basis.
Plus, every Wednesday and Sunday, you are now responsible for collecting the garbage from the five smaller wastebaskets throughout our house, so that I can combine them with the tall kitchen garbage, then take them outside to the main garbage bin.
I must say, this system has been working very well over the past few weeks in has been in effect.
For a few dollars a week, I am impressed by the way you get the work done amazingly without complaining.
Sure, the money helps- but I also recognize you’re definitely old enough now to secretly crave some sense of responsibility.