We have started working on chores. Actual chores. Not just playing to see who can get the most toys into the basket when we are done playing.
Wyatt has a short list, but I am calling them chores and we are working on them together right now - sort of like chore training, if you will.
Of course he has to clean up his toys - that's a given. He is usually great about this because we have done it forever. As soon as he could get them out of the toy box we've been putting them back.
He also has to put his dirty clothes in his hamper - again not a huge deal. He's going a basketball hoop hamper, so he just pretends to play basketball.
He also has to put all the blankets and pillows on his bed every day and help mommy make the bed. Still a difficult chore, but he's learning.
|Pushing that laundry basket|
And here are the new biggies - laundry helper! Yep that's the title I gave him. He has to help me by pushing all the baskets of dirty clothes across the house so I can take them downstairs (we started this chore a month ago by doing basket races across the house - worked wonders!). And he has to fold the towels and washcloths once they are clean. This is probably the toughest right now, but he's interested and we are making progress (haven't figured out how to make it a game, we have no folding game).
I figure that it is extremely important that Wyatt (and eventually Levi) know how to do every chore in the house because I want them to be able to take care of their home someday. I'm not saying I expect my boys to marry women who don't do any chores, but I want them to have the knowledge so they can. Besides chores are great way to learn responsibility!