Friday, October 24, 2008

SAHM-one speaks

This is my First time to join in WhenSAHMone speaks by Mitch...

Thanks for inviting me MITCH....

Here is the question....
Were you taught and trained to do the household chores at a very young age? If yes, would you implement the same to your children?


My answer is a big YES... I remember the days that I have to do  our laundry...
 OH my... HAND WASHING during those old days and I was around 9 years old.. I have to wash it...with those tiny hands ... place it under the sun so that the stain will be removed... then rinse it and hang it... wheeww.. being young ; that was a big task for me... and I have an Auntie on my side supervising  and nagging me...

I also have to wash the dishes and do some more household chores... I've got 2 older sisters and 2 older brothers,,,, and my Mom trained us all,, even during the later years when we had a Household helper we, still do our work... we cant just sit around and do nothing or else my mom would be cranky....

Now that I have children I have to implement some rules too....I've got a 14 year old girl ....
I am always on my teenage girl's back... telling her to clean her room..... 
Gezzz,, sometimes I say to myself I do sound like my mother...

My daughter sets up the table for dinner,, clean up the after dinner,, load the dishwasher.. throw the rubbish out and sweep the floor.. I always tell her "I cook then you clean up!" ..

Saturdays.... she do her own laundry now....... even her school uniform....

She irons her own school uniform...

She cleans her own toilet

Although she whinges everytime I tell her to the stuff,, she knows that she has to do it anyway......

It might not be accordingto my stantards but at least she's doing it... then its my turn to whinge....!!

Her room just makes me NUTS!!!!!

Its just a TYPICAL Teen age room ... she cleans up ,, but after few hours.... MESS again!!!!
 And my younger kids .. I also tell them to tidy up their toys... My boy is a bit stubborn but Bianca who is 3 is more responsible... She looks after her own stuff and knows how to tidy up,,, hope she stays the same when she grows up....

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