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Lately, Blake has been really interested in helping around the house. Whether I’m cleaning the bathroom, doing the dishes, etc. she’s right there asking, “Can I help Mama?” I figure this is my opportunity to really get things rolling, you know – introduce her to chores and rewards. She’s almost 4 so I figure we are getting close to that anyways. Nothing crazy, but just little introductions here and there. So I made a little chore chart (which I included the download to below) and we came up with little things she can do and likes helping with, then when she fills her chart up we get to go to the Dollar Store, which in her eyes is basically like Target for me. 😉
One thing she LOVES helping with and well, I do more often than I care to admit, is dishes. Dishes are the one chore that honestly, I could really do without. HA! In fact, when Marcus and I were getting married I told him, if you’ll just do dishes, I’ll do everything else. That lasted all of a week because well, young naive Jess 😉 But still, he’s great at helping with dishes. Anyways, back to Blake. She LOVES helping me unload, she’ll line up the cups under the cupboard where they go, then I’ll put them away (because they’re a little high and she can’t reach). Then she will help me place the silverware in when it’s time to load it back up and her favorite part after I throw our Cascade pure essentials in, she gets to PUSH THE BUTTONS. HA! Seriously, to be a kid and little things like that be the highlight of your day. It’s the freaking cutest though and now she knows exactly what buttons to push and how to start it.
Also, if you don’t use Cascade pure essentials – y’all get on that. We started using them about two months ago and have been obsessed ever since. Seriously our dishes are getting SO MUCH cleaner. It has a simplified formula so I can feel good about it being used for my family, but it is also a hard worker in the fact that it gets my dishes sparkling clean y’all!
As far as other “chores” and things around the house Blake has been doing here’s her little list that we have written on her chore chart!
Here’s a download of the chore chart I made Blake, too! I write the chores on the lines to the left as they change and she learns new things 🙂
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