We expect a lot from our kids. We expect them to behave. We expect them to help out. And we expect them to do it cheerfully. That’s a lot to ask of a 6 yr old, a 3 yr old, and a 2 yr old after they’ve already been at school or the sitter’s all day.
So we get pretty excited about “stay home days” around here. Saturday mornings they don’t get out of their chores, but we bend the rules a little bit to give everyone the chance to relax, cut loose, and be “free” from the routine that keeps us running.
But I’m beginning to think we’re relaxing just a little too much…
Yep, that’s my son, heading out to do his Saturday morning chores.
The Cowboy and the Ladybug were already out waiting for him. They were tossing some leftover rice to the chickens and gathering the eggs before breakfast.
Yep, we’ve broken routine all right.
This is why, Monday thru Friday, they have to be dressed before they come downstairs.
But at least they had their boots on. Around here, that’s the most important thing.