I have been needing help with chores ever since I started working again. I’ve been vocal about asking for help, and have received some, although it can be sporadic. Lately though the help seems more consistent. This helps me to feel much calmer and opens up space in my life for other endeavors.
Here you can see that River helped me fold the laundry. She put hers neatly away in her drawers and took pictures of the process. She even helped type up some of this blog post (lots of learning about sounds and words these days in her world).
River also likes to help with the cooking. She scrambled the eggs for our morning quesadilla.
She has also been helping to feed our animals lately and let out and feed the outdoor animals; our chickens and our bunny who likes to free range. She hopes to get a puppy at some point in the future. I have told her many times that the best way to show me that she would help care for a puppy is to care for the animals we already have, including our 16 year old little dog, Skootch.
I let River watch certain TV shows (although not commercials, thank you Netflix and Amazon). To help get her motivated about chores and being tidy I let her watch a ‘grown up’ show with me – Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up. We watched the one with the couple with kids, episode one, and River’s reaction was ‘can we do that?’ “Can I fold my clothes like that?’ Very satisfying.
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