I am sure I am not alone when I say that my kids don't really like chores. But I feel alone when I am standing in the middle of the house in the middle of a mess that I likely didn't make and requesting assistance.
And by requesting assistance, I mean demanding it.
My kids are pretty savvy about the messes they make at home. They know what I will tolerate on the floor or where to stash something if they hear me coming up the stairs. It is when they have friends over that the chaos ensues.
I don't mind a bit because I truly believe that any mess can be cleaned up, but the boys see it as a work mountain that they will need oxygen to climb. They start yelling dibs on the favorite chore…
I get to vacuum!
Vacuuming is the favorite chore because it includes a machine and in their minds it excuses the vacuumer from any pre-vacuuming preparation. This is where delegation comes into play and everyone gets a chore whether they are the lucky vacuumer or not.
In our family, it works best if each boy tackles a separate room where the mental cleaning scorecard isn't being evaluated on a moment by moment basis – he picked up 3 less blocks than I did! Setting a timer for 5 minutes can be a good finish line motivation. Often that is all that is needed if it is used wisely.
We had some fun with clean up…even my husband got involved:
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