Making Fun out of Chores

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Although I wrote my children’s stories and music to entertain, I have found that using Sam, The Broken Robot as a mommy’s helper is a great way to facilitate the grandchildren to do their chores. Four and two is rather young, you may say, to have chores, but the kids actually LOVE doing them at this age. Jack who is four, and Jonah who is two, both make their beds. Is it hospital perfect? No – but they are getting better every day. Pulling up the sheets and covers and straightening the toys and pillows is about as good as it gets and the way I get them to do it is to say: SAM SAYS MAKE YOUR BEDS! And off they go. Then I pretend to be SAM The Broken Robot, and give them high fives all over the room. The same approach works for putting diapers in the pail, clothes in the wash, toys in the box and cleaning teeth. And they are two proud little boys when they do help. Do your children do chores and if so how do you encourage them to do them?

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I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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2 Responses to Making Fun out of Chores

  1. kera says:

    did you ever read “Mrs. Higgledy-Piggledy”? That was one of my favourite books as a kid, and to this day (40 years later) i think of it when I make a bed, or wash the dishes… this is the only reference to it that i can find online – http://www.thekidswindow.co.uk/News/Books_Quiz.htm (see question 7)…
    well written stories like these actually work.. wish I’d kept a copy for my own kids! 😀

    • Grandma says:

      Kera
      Thanks for your comment. Love to hear what you think of Sam The Broken Robot’s three books and two CD’s -one of his music (14 songs) and the other narrations of all three books PLUS his 14 songs. And if you have children – how they like them! DO let me know – I wrote it all for my grandkids and they love them. And yes, I do seem to recall Mrs HIggeldy Piggeldy. Have you read Amelia Bedelia? Its the same genre – the kids love and giggle at that too! Do stay in touch!
      RockinGrandmaMusic

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