Monday, September 15, 2008
My New Household Helps
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.