When we found out I was expecting twins in what was already a high-risk pregnancy, friends and neighbors rallied around us to help. Many of them have been amazed at the things I expect my kids to do around the house but they truthfully are (generally) happy to help. They’ve been expected to pitch in their entire lives, so this is their normal.
My 10 year old does the laundry and takes the trash out. My 8 year old cleans the bathrooms and does the dishes. My 6 year old picks up toys and sweeps the kitchen floor. On a good day, we can keep the house running pretty well.
And yes, even my toddler is expected to help.
I’m sharing some of the ways my toddler helps out around the house on the Right Start Blog. I’d love it if you stopped by and checked them out and feel free to share a few tips of your own!