Something I will always remember from my childhood is Saturday chores. Not too fondly, I must say, but I remember it nonetheless. It was a part of our routine, and my job was always to clean the bathrooms (yay...not!) and wash the kitchen floor.
Now that I have my own home I can see why having everyone participate in the cleaning is not only a help, "Many hands make light work," but also it connects everyone to the home and gives everyone a responsibility and a purpose.
Getting a bulk of the cleaning on Saturday, allows for Sundays to be such a treat, such a relaxing day when you know laundry, sheets, floors, bathrooms have been cleaned and are completely done. Then on Sunday one can just focus on the business of going to church and making the meals! I think a new tradition I might add on Sunday is making it a day for baking a special treat...tomorrow we are making...Peach Cobbler again...this time with blueberries added in!
Here is a list of my Saturday chores today and in parantheses you will see the name of the child that will/can help me with that job. Even though Julia is 3 1/2 and Mark 2 yrs. and 3 months they are both VERY good helpers and they NEVER give me a hard time, in fact usually there are tears when we have to stop cleaning, especially from Mark! The bulk of the work will be done by me, but I like it that way. John has a sermon to prepare for and I don't want to disturb him, besides, he loves playing with the kids while I'm working, and that my friends is a BIG help!
Saturday Family Chores:
1. Change bed linens (Julia and Me)
2. Laundry in Washer (Mark and Me) 2 loads
3. Wash Kitchen Floor (during nap time)
4. Empty all trash cans in one bag (Julia)
5. Clean all bathroom toilets
6. Wash windows in kitchen and living room
7. vacuum/sweep school room (mark)
8. Clean and Set Dining Room table
9. Clean Microwave
10. Organize Pantry
11. Clean Fridge Drawers
12. Bleach Kid's Tub