United we eat, divided we do the chores


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The title of this thread is the motto in our home when we were kids. There were 4 boys in the brood that would be cleaning the interior and exterior of the house. I love to be assigned in the front yard garden although I hate to pull the weeds. After doing the chores there would be the snack of bread with cheese which I really liked during those younger years. Cheese was a big treat. I hope the families are still doing that division of labor at home.


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We too had chores divided among the three of us. However, we didn't really get such treats often as a way of payment, the chores were supposed to be our duty. We got treats on festivals, birthdays etc. and when achieved something good. Nowadays, it doesn't happen much as most people have only one or two kids and there are maids or servants to do the chores.


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We did the same, and I believe it was one of the best things our parents did for us. It was frustrating and annoying to do all the cleaning and the chores, nevertheless, it always brought us all together to work on a "common goal." Besides the discipline that it taught us, it also made us a better team as we helped each other so that we could play sooner. Moreover, it was so much fun, especially on a sunny day in the summer. I implemented the same rule for my children, and now we have a chore chart template at home.

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