Illegitimis Non Carborundum

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's not easy.....

to give up this control thing I have. I like things done a certain way.

Since my oldest got a job and my other son has been making money working with dad, that left my daughter feeling like a bum. So I told her she could do chores and get paid. I've tried this before and they very nicely told me they didn't need the money that bad. Don't get me wrong, they'll help out with anything that I ask but they never really did big chores regularly. Now the girl has some work she has to do each week. I told her a dollar a chore. She fell for it! So if she mops the kitchen floor....$1. Vacuums.....$1. Dusts......$1. She's up to $5 this week. I'm liking this! I might even tip her!

Now I see why the kids would sit and watch me do all the work, it's kind of fun to watch someone else doing all this! If I could just get her to do the laundry, I'd be in heaven!

I have to learn that it doesn't have to be perfect and I will not redo everything after she's done. I'm working on that. Slowly.


  1. This is how I am with the few times Jessie has done dishes. I know I'll have to go back and redo a few but its so much fun to watch her wash and dry them. LOL.

  2. Oh, I feel you on this. It is HARD to watch my kids clean, especially dust, when they're not doing it my way. And then they don't put things back exactly where I had them! ACKKKK!!!!!!


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