Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chores

video We decided recently to give the boys ownership over their laundry- great gift huh. So, we put their own laundry basket in their room, and they get the privilege of deciding if their clothes are clean or dirty every day. Then, on Saturdays they'll wash their own basket of clothes. This past Saturday was training day. Micah got the job of official sorter. He is an expert at determining what should be with the whites and what is dark. Elijah pulls wet clothes out of the washer as well as running the buttons on the washer since he is a button expert and also has the longest arms. Isaiah loads into the drier with Micah's help, Micah sets the drier timer and Isaiah pushes the drier "on" button to make it run. They were surprisingly excited about this new responsibility. We'll see how long it lasts. Ahhh now if they could only fold. They have started putting lots of their own clothes away already.

2 comments:

John said...

What detergent do they prefer? I wouldn't want them to get behind while they are visiting in May.

Papa and Nana

erin crisp said...

I should mention that mommy's job is to pour the detergent in a cup that Elijah dumps in. I can only imagine the amount of soap that might be used otherwise. And by all means, laundry at Nana and Papas sounds like fun. :)

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.