Boys are always looking for stuff to do on the weekend to “earn some minutes” on the computer. When I told them car needs to be washed, they immediately jumped on it. This is part of the parent assignment which would give them 10 minutes! Yes, besides washing and cleaning, they scrub the tires as well, yes, with a toothbrush. It’s just the way we do things in our family.

While washing the car, the boys had some meaningful interaction with each other. They taught each other the more effective way to scrub the tires. They laughed and joked about little things. Sure, this might not be the most fun or interesting task, but I think doing chores is essential for them to learn that they are valuable contributors to the family.


“Today I am thankful for the beautiful weather…”