6 Fun Chores Your Toddler Should Do

I am a huge believer in teaching your kids that there are real life things happening around them – like laundry, picking up, sweeping and cleaning in general. When you make that big mess, it has to get cleaned too. It isn’t a magic fairy or elf – it is Mom and Dad. The same Mom and Dad that haven’t been able to watch their ONE TV show in weeks. The same Mom and Dad who haven’t had a second to talk about anything non-kid related since 2014. Yes, toddler child it WAS us that picked up 100% of your messes. But, now that you are a “big kid” we are so excited you can help. If you do a good job and listen, there may even be a special activity or treat for you later!

This approach was quickly adopted by my 2 year old who eagerly exclaims during her vigorous water wiping sessions on the floor “mom, look I cleanin with two hands! I clean it faster and faster!” Seriously – she loves it. She loves being like her parents and loves helping even more. She also has started telling me when I am making a big mess. While eating something extremely healthy (I wish), chocolate and cold – I put a wrapper on the deck. Well, immediately I was told that belongs in the trash – right away. My little helper then dispensed of my tasty treat wrapping.

I know free time is so limiting, and that some of you might be thinking – yeah right – I am not going to spend my rare time with my kid cleaning. To that I say, I understand. This time cleaning though can be a fun activity together that leaves your house in a better spot then where it started. It is certainly more of a bonding experience then giving them an iPad or TV time. In a few years when your child accepts and understand that they are responsible for their toys and space to stay clean you will be so grateful.

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Hi, I am Rachel!

Thank you so much for visiting Work it Momma! I juggle being a full-time mom with a career as an E-Commerce Consultant. In my limited “free time” I enjoy building my faith, crafting, cooking, baking and The Bachelor 😉 finding fun activities for the family. I created Work it Momma to connect with other working moms on our fears and failures and turn those moments into ones of inspiration and encouragement. Now let’s Get your mom on™ !

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