I’ve posted before about how we make our kids work and do chores around the house. They were big helpers this past weekend too. Not so much with the fencing… although our middle child was usually in the thick of things with his daddy…
But I consider following the rules, playing together nicely, and not creating a ruckus every time I turn my back to be a big help when we’ve got major projects going on too.
A new friend, Joseph, introduced our kids to catching grasshoppers. Now our kids chase grasshoppers a lot, but catching them has always been a bit elusive. Granted, the ring leader of our crew is a 5 yr old girl, so certain things come a bit slower to our gang than they might if we’d had a boy first.
But we can be proud–she was the first one to suggest throwing the little bugger to the chickens to see if they’d eat it.
This was a grand adventure all day for them. Our kids don’t usually get a hold of anything they’re chasing and Joseph doesn’t usually have 20 acres to play in without any trouble to get into. It was a win-win for everyone.
The little guy usually stuck closer to me. He plays out pretty fast trying to keep up and I usually end up having to walk out and carry him back.
All that running, working, and fresh air, and then chores…by dinnertime on Sunday they were played out!
Now that’s priceless!