Farm Kids Friday — 16 Comments

  1. It’s amazing how the “baby” of the family gets away with everything and the others don’t even notice. One day the Cowboy will figure it out πŸ™‚

    • I’m glad the Cowboy has such a good attitude about helping out-the Ladybug gets frustrated quick. She and Mr. Fix-It see right through the little guy’s act! πŸ™‚ I’m completely blinded by his grinning little face…

    • There’s something about boys and overalls and dirt…Just wait until you’re little one get here! πŸ™‚ I hope you’ve gotten extra batteries for your camera!

    • I know! There’s just something so timeless about them! They’re a bit of a pain when it comes to potty time, but they certainly hold up to all the dirt around here! πŸ™‚

  2. Cute boys! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Just wondering what age you started giving your kids set chores rather than just encouraging them to help out.

    • They’ve been coming along at chore times since, well, birth. I used a backpack carrier with all 3 of them and everyone came along. But I would say that 3.5 is about the actual chore age. Speedracer just turned 3 in January, so we’re just starting to make him be more serious about helping. The first chore each of them has gotten all by themselves is to feed our house cat and dogs. About 4 we let them start actually going out of the backyard and turning the water on and off (careful–sometimes they don’t get it turned off tight!), filling all the water buckets, and feeding the chickens. The Ladybug’s been gathering and washing the eggs and feeding our gelding since she was 6. (She could have done this younger, but the door sticks and the nesting boxes are too high.)

      Inside is tougher. We don’t have much time, so I really do most of them. They start emptying the little bathroom trashcans and helping load laundry at 3, making beds, putting clothes away, and setting the table at 4-5 and we’ve just started seriously teaching the Ladybug to cook now at almost 7. They’re responsible for packing their lunches (we make the food, they literally just pack the box) and backpacks each morning and unpacking both in the evening once they start K4.

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