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#1 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

"Hey mum?" said Nine Year Old Son. "Can I put a load of washing on? I just feel like it."

How awesome is this kid?

#2 ~sydblue~

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Pretty awesome.
If it were my kids, I would be waiting awhile and then saying "Okay, now what do you want or where do you want to go?"

#3 ~shannon~

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Oh bummer.... This has just reminded me that I have a load to do today! Wish my DD, aged 6, would do it for me! LOL!

#4 bebe12

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:04 PM


Always good to know kids can be thoughtful, even if they then ask for something.

Also love that other parents teach kids how to do things for themselves.

Good work

#5 nik_klinger

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

The washing is the easy part, but good on him. Hope he follows through with putting it out, folding it & putting it away. What a good little young man he is.

#6 ~sydblue~

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Thought I better put an add-on, that both girls can and do do things unasked.
The vacuuming and mopping and sweeping, are all things they actually enjoy.
They also work in the garden, and wash the car unasked.
DD13 also cooks dinner if she is in a non-hormonal mood.

#7 baddmammajamma

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

howdo, that is brag worthy! original.gif  And if you can teach him to iron, he will be golden!

#8 Overtherainbow

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

DD dusted my home and vacuumed yesterday without asking or asking for a favour.  She just cranked up some music and danced her way through it.

DS#2 brought me in a cappuccino before heading out with dh for the day and told me he hopes it will help me feel better (stuck in beds sick ATM).

DS#1 took all the washing off the line and put it away.

My kids have learnt that the less work I do, the more fun we can have together.  I really appreciate them doing it now though when I'm sick without either of us asking.

#9 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

He didn't want anything biggrin.gif

#10 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 19/01/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Hey mum?" said Nine Year Old Son. "Can I put a load of washing on? I just feel like it."

How awesome is this kid?

Brag away!  You have the floor!!  biggrin.gif

The fact that he even noticed there was washing to be done puts him two steps ahead of a lot of kids the same age.

#11 madmother

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

My oldest is nearly 15 and the words we have heard for years are: "What can I do to help?"

He vacuums our whole house and even did it in the holiday cottage whilst we were away. Then he performs reiki on my dodgy knees so I can still walk, and even sometimes dance...

We have golden boys, don't we howdo! original.gif

#12 handsfull

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 19/01/2013, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
howdo, that is brag worthy! original.gif  And if you can teach him to iron, he will be golden!

love it BMJ!  Howdo congrats on your child, can I borrow them...?

#13 ELH05

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

My DS who is 2.5 always follows me around with the cordless vacuum when I am vacuuming as well.  Hope he keeps it up !

#14 vanessa71

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Only awesome if he hangs it out, brings it in and folds it too. wink.gif

#15 LittleRB

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

That's awesome OP - definitely worth bragging about.

#16 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

I went looking for DSs work uniform yesterday only to find it in the machine being washed. I don't think he had planned any further than that though but it's a step in the right direction. He has also taken on the lawn mowing duties now without asking for payment.

#17 Silver Girl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

That's definitely bragworthy! Good on him!

A serious question - what have you done that's encouraged him to be helpful? My DS is also very helpful but is <3yo so it's probably normal at that age although I praise him lots for his thoughtfulness. I'd love tips on how to keep him that way.  original.gif

#18 *melrose*

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

"Hey mum?" said Nine Year Old Son. "Can I put a load of washing on? I just feel like it."

How awesome is this kid?

Love it!

#19 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE (vanessa71 @ 19/01/2013, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only awesome if he hangs it out, brings it in and folds it too. wink.gif

He does actually. It was the first time he volunteered to wash sans prompting though. He has volunteered to bring washing in before when he's been outside playing and seen it on the line and never blinks at being asked to do any laundry related task. The volunteering to wash 'because he felt like it' was new!

QUOTE (Silver Girl @ 19/01/2013, 04:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's definitely bragworthy! Good on him!

A serious question - what have you done that's encouraged him to be helpful? My DS is also very helpful but is <3yo so it's probably normal at that age although I praise him lots for his thoughtfulness. I'd love tips on how to keep him that way.  original.gif

I actually don't know! I feel like a complete winner at removing gender stereotypes though LOL

#20 CG123

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Where's the "like" button wink.gif

Edited by CG123, 19 January 2013 - 10:20 PM.

#21 Jen1

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (CG123 @ 19/01/2013, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where's the "like" button wink.gif

EB doesn't have a like button, which is great as we aren't facebook!!

Good on him wanting to put on the washing and hanging it out and sorting it all out. My eldest and 2nd eldest are happy to learn how to cook which is fantastic. They don't mind the washing too!! It is great that we can support and encourage our children to do these things.   biggrin.gif

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