Monday, September 15, 2008

My New Household Helps

MC and IC clean this corner of the house on a rotating schedule :)

MC and IC are my 'new household helps. It's been a week now since and it was a real suprise to know that are really working on schedule. They are even enthusiastic about their job.

That means, we dont need to look for a new cleaning lady to help us out. It isnt easy to find one, especially someone who would really be up to my husband's standard, he is the meticulous one :D

It started last week when out of the blue, I decided to declare that the girls would have to help in the household chores. They do some tidying up, and help sometimes during cleaning time. But I wanted to create a regular schedule. That day started with IC volunteering to vacuum the kitchen dining area and MC agreed she would do it the next day. So okay, one step at a time; one corner at a time. What is important is they know their responsibilities and they are keeping up to it!

They were even proud to let their friends know about their cleaning schedules. And I am bragging about it in my blog :D

Oh, but here's a short anecdote. One of their friends came to have lunch with us and then after eating, MC jumped excitedly to do her chore - vacuuming. The friend heard how MC and IC are now helping the mama with cleaning in which she answered: 'Oh, at home? My mama would clean the house, the papa would put his feet up and watch football while I would ba banished in my room to play.' Oopsss...

I waited for my girls' reaction which came thru my husband who told me, 'IC wish that she could also skip cleaning and play because a friend told her how it is at their home.' But she never told me this and she's still cleaning on schedule.

7 comments:

tintin said...

You're doing such a great job teaching your kids responsibility early. I know you have to strong personalities in your hand and you seem to manage so well!

Edelweiza said...

galing naman! :)

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hallo Raquel,

guten abend.....

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Sexy Mom said...

now yor 2 charming girls are learning, even tho they are very young pa. sabi nga, start 'em young. super God bless to you all!

julie said...

Dapat naman talaga ganyan, kids here are so dependent on their yayas and house helper to do things for them.

raqgold said...

tintin, when i've got the right timing, everything works out fine and fun, like this one :D

edelwiza, it is not easy but it could work out!

vk, thanks, i saw it already but i dont know how to grab it. am a bit techno bobo when it comes to such things :)

sexy mom, it helps that they know we dont have anybody else to do those things

julie, good thing we could cope without yayas and helpers.

haze said...

Kids need to be trained at an early age if not they will not learn the value of hardwork. My Mom did it with us four siblings, we have different things to do at home and I am passing them to my kids. It could help them in their future life! Thumbs up Raqgold!