I am enjoying hopping around the blog world for the Ultimate Blog Party 2010, getting to know new bloggers and finding all sorts of people just like me! 🙂
but in the meanwhile… in the real world…
Yesterday I had to go into my daughter’s closet to get some clothes for her. She had slept over at a friend’s place, a spontaneous moment, and didn’t have any clothes to go to church in. I opened her sock drawer and I was shocked. I know she’s an organized kid but shocked to see exactly how much!!
I do not put away my children’s clothes. They do it themselves. I am the “TRAIN up a child” type mom more than the “Here let Mom do that for you” mom. Even my 4 year old puts away his own clothes. It may not be the way “I” would do it, but to me it’s far more important that he learns to do it. (I do fold his laundry for him… otherwise it wouldn’t fit in his drawers.)
Each child puts away their own clothing differently. You’ve seen what my daughter’s drawers look like. By the way, she’s done this all on her own. I do not fold her laundry for her. I sort the freshly cleaned wash and hand her her pile, unfolded and all mixed up. Have I mentioned that she’s only 9??! Well, she’d correct me and say, “I’m almost 10!” and yes she is, in just over a month, my only princess will be 10.
So it made me curious, I had to check out how her older brother puts away his clothes. Like I said… I’ve been busy hopping around the blogosphere this weekend to pay attention to the real world stuff… (don’t judge :-p). When I opened up his drawers, I found only a few pieces of clothes in each of them… see the 3 lonely shirts…
Do you want to know why those 3 little shirts are lonely??!
Check out his floor!!
The differences between boys and girls are very obvious in my home!
Missy’s room. She hasn’t missed a day – that I can remember – that she hasn’t made her bed since she was little little, usually it’s less lumpy than today…
Q’s room. Now he does make his bed everyday and usually the floor of his room isn’t this messy… to his defense… his 2 younger brothers have been playing in his room when he’s not home:
I won’t show you Jake and Li Li’s room!!! hahaha I will have to get the cleaning fairies in there before they get home from school… it’s a little overwhelming even for me! Fort making was the order of the day on Saturday….
I’ll show you their beds though. Jake’s bed is the one in the background, the made one. Li Li who’s 7, hasn’t caught on yet to the joys of making your bed in the morning!
I’m interested in learning what chores your kids do in your home? How involved are your children in the day to day stuff? Laundry, dishes, bedrooms, bathrooms, interior, exterior, etc. type stuff.