Will We Survive?

By Laura Kelly-Pifer

Chores.  We all have them but do your children?  Both of my girls have a chore list that we ask that they do.  Some days they will work through it without complaining and then there are other days that it’s a bit more of a struggle.  Eventually, they get it done and then can go about their day.  Some of the current chores our girls have are little things like sweeping the floors, helping with the dishes, wiping down the counter tops and other little odds and ends.  We also “try” to have a day on the weekend where the whole family pitches in to really clean house.

This past week, Bob and I have decided to give our girls a little more responsibility.   It’s time for them to start learning some new things.  As they get older and eventually leave home to pursue a life of their own, they will need these basic skills to get them through life.

Now you’re probably thinking…does Laura do just about everything for her kids?  Nope, not at all.  I will admit though that I’ve been hesitant on sharing the responsibility of one thing.  Can you guess what that is?  It’s cooking.  I’m a control freak when it comes to my kitchen.  If I’m cooking, stay out unless you really need something.  I don’t know where or why I am the way I am but it’s just “easier” if I cook.  And, it’s way past time for me to get over that and start delegating.

So, this upcoming week, we embark on a new item that has been added to the girl’s chore list.  One night per week, they each will be responsible for picking out, prepping and cooking dinner, with my help of course until they are comfortable enough.  We will go through and plan the meal, what’s required to be done, pots and pans to use and then cook it together.

Now, I do have to note that I have been warned.  Bailey has mentioned that PB & J sandwiches will be the meal that she prepares and Morgan has stated that she will scramble some eggs and we can have a bowl of cereal.   

Will we survive?  Stay tuned…

Wishing you good health!


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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!

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