Just a minute to chat before H wakes up from his nap and wants to play. Lunch!
Iâ€™m lovinâ€™ the combo of Dr. Praegerâ€™s veggie burger and BBQ sauce.
Balance â€“ chips ‘n kale.
So, for some reason, I end up eating many of my meals on my kitchen floor. Too lazy to walk to the dining room table?
Anyway, while eating lunch on said floor, I noticed that the floors are tremendously dirty. Weâ€™re talking grime-on-the-baseboards dirty (why do they have baseboards, anyway? All the do is collect dustâ€¦).
Yâ€™all know how I feel about dirty floors so Iâ€™m planning to spend the next few hours cleaning. Iâ€™m trying to figure out how to make cleaning the baseboards into a fun baby activity (one hand on the sponge, the other on a rattle?!).
This got me thinking: What chores did you do as a kid, and were you paid an allowance to do chores? My chores included: walking the dogs twice a day, bathing the dogs every other week (damn, I donâ€™t even do that now), and cleaning the bathrooms once a week. My mom always did my laundry â€“ she loves laundry. I was paid an allowance but it wasnâ€™t tied directly to chores. I think my allowance was more about general good behavior, but I definitely didnâ€™t get an allowance if I skipped the chores. I did get a â€˜bonusâ€™ if I got straight Aâ€™s on my report card! Iâ€™ve read itâ€™s bad to tie money directly to school work or chores, but it was pretty motivating to me.
Chores that I canâ€™t wait for Henry to take over â€“ unloading the dishwasher, walking the dogs, and cleaning the bathrooms. When do you think he can handle doing my taxes?