Kids chores and Tasks

What chores and tasks are a MUST do for your kids? Making beds? Laundry in hamper? Dishes? When did you add to their tasks? I'm ready for my son to do some dishes, but I fear that me re-doing them or cleaning up the water after won't be worth it.. LOL..​

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    09/19/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Yeah, kids doing dishes results in not so clean dishes sometimes. If whoever is drying notices, it gets sent back to soapy water, but we've been known to take a dish out of the cupboard and have to re-wash it, especially if guests are coming over! :)

    All our children 7 and up do dishes. Dry, wash and put away or load and unload the dishwasher. We usually are doing both since not every thing fits in the dishwasher most meals.

    My 5 year old can clean our waffle maker making it nearly spotless. He put the older kids to shame the day he did that. He offered and did fabulously.

    All our children help with laundry. The older ones usually help load and switch it from washing machine to dryer. If we use the clothes line all of them 5 and up can hang out clothes or bring them in. They all fold and put away their own laundry.

    All our children 9 and up sweep and vacuum.

    The four older children can clean the kitchen almost as well as I can. I'm a recovering neat-nick - kind of have to relax after having 8 children because nothing ever stays clean! - so I'm the only one who cleans to my satisfaction because I get all the nooks and crannies.

    I think you'll know when your kids are ready for more responsibilities. Relax, take a deep breath and let him go at it. Showing him of course how to properly wash them first always helps. ;)
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