The girls have started helping me around the house; by choice I might add.
Throwing diapers in the trash. Putting their cups and snack bowls in the sink.
I took their initiative as a good sign that maybe they're ready for a daily responsibility. A small one of course, like feeding the dogs.
Each morning and evening, we make a point to stop and go do our special job. They each take turns putting the food in the dog bowls. They even check to see if the dogs need water for me. If so, they'll say "doggies drink Moma!"
This week, we're dog sitting for a friend so they get one extra bowl to fill up. Allison is such a sweetie and the girls love having her over.
I think it's important that I work to teach them at a young age about responsibility. In my opinion, it's just as vital as learning to share or play well with each other. I'm not giving them a list of chores to work through, just a simple task that they see as fun. A small chore that's not a big deal really, but they look forward to feeding their "doggies" every morning and evening. It's good to start somewhere.
The bible says:
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it
Do you give your little ones small chores to help out? What are your opinions on the matter?