When are Kids Old Enough for Chores
The other day someone asked on Facebook when kids are old enough to put their laundry away. Confession: I’m thirty-three and don’t put my laundry away. I’m great at sorting it, washing it, heck, even folding it, but then it stays in a lovely row of baskets. Freud would say it is my mother’s fault. I’m sure I never had to put my own laundry away when I was a kid. Or maybe I lived out of wash baskets then, too, and I just don’t remember? In any case, I am fortunate in that I married a husband who has no problem delivering clean laundry to proper locations (although I do notice that he gets to my clothes last every single week), but on the chance that my children will not marry as well, I think it’s important to teach them to take care of themselves.
So when does it start? And how organized do these chores need to be?
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