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    I like to clean, so I just did it myself.
    Every once in a while I would ask them to unload the dish washer or carry the vacuum upstairs for me (or bring something to the basement) but I just never really bothered with assigning chores.
    They were responsible for their own bedrooms. If they wanted to live in a messy room, that's on them.
    I do ask them to bring their dirty clothes to the laundry room.
    When it's done, they get it and bring it back to their room.
    Usually back on the floor and they live out of that pile.
    Meh.
    They're happy. Lol
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    Getting out of the house on time is a chore onto itself.

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    I hate to clean, but I like a clean house. So it's a necessary evil. I don't get crazy over their rooms either, just close the door. If they can't find their stuff...their problem. They even do their own laundry and have since they were all about 10. My oldest was shocked when she went to college how many kids didn't know how to do laundry.

    Not only do I hate to clean, I hate doing anything in the am. So yeah, dress...coffee...work. Dh would pack lunches and do the am stuff. I leave the house at 6am when I'm on
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendriln View Post
    Getting out of the house on time is a chore onto itself.
    I know, right?
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    I'm not doing morning chores so I wouldn't ask that of anyone else. If we're out the door on time I figure we've accomplished quite a bit for being 8am.

    i hated designating chores to the older kids and having to micromanage all that. They shared dishes duty and other random things as need be, but at 12 I showed them how to run the washing machine and pretty much left them alone to figure out that dirty clothes and a dirty room aren't that fun. They did.
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    Thanks for the input. I think I'll probably forego having them do morning chores. We do three chore sessions a day and you would still never know it if you stopped by more than 5 minutes after finishing a chore session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandora View Post
    We do three chore sessions a day and you would still never know it if you stopped by more than 5 minutes after finishing a chore session.


    That seems like a lot to me with school, homework, and any extracurricular activities, but your group probably has more flexibility because they are homeschooled. If you ever want to rent them out, my house could use a good three chore session day.



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    Lol. It's not so bad when we are all home all day. We do chores after each meal and if we don't it is beyond horrifying around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post


    That seems like a lot to me with school, homework, and any extracurricular activities, but your group probably has more flexibility because they are homeschooled. If you ever want to rent them out, my house could use a good three chore session day.
    Yeah, this place might actually be clean with three chore sessions a day. Too bad we are took lazy for that.

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    Chore sessions?

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