This article, entitled In Every Job that Must be Done, There is an Element of Fun comes from Erin Ferris at chasingroots.com
If all goes according to plan, our summer vacation will revolve around lots of fun field trips, activities, and travel. But just because we're focused on fun and relaxation doesn't mean we're shirking our responsibilities.
The kids will take swimming lessons (I consider teaching my kids to swim - or paying someone else to teach my kids, since neither appreciates my many years of swim team and water safety instruction experience - one of my parental responsibilities), the kids and I will visit the gym every weekday morning and the four of us will exercise as a family on the weekends, the kids and I will spend time every day reading aloud to each other and quietly to ourselves, and we'll all pitch in to keep the house and yard in decent shape.
Here are the jobs six-year-old Will and four-year-old Hallie will be responsible for this summer:
Jobs Disguised as Fun
What else should a six-year-old and a four-year-old be responsible for around the house? What kinds of jobs do your kids take care of on a regular basis? What kinds of jobs do you disguise as fun?