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Friday, June 26, 2009

Aloha!


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


This week's question:

As a child did your parents give you extra summer chores?

OR

Do you give your kids extra chores during the summer?


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47 comments:

Dee said...

No, I don't think so. I mean I kept my baby brother and sister-but nothing too crazy.

And my son isn't old enough for chores.

Mighty M said...

Don't think so. I had to do plenty of chores regardless of the season. My children are too little to have too many chore assignments, but my stepdaughter has some. I'd say about the same as she'd have if she was in school, but we also expect her to help out a little more since she is NOT in school (read to her sister, play with the kids, etc). But not too much.... ;-)

Mommy Vent said...

no we didn't and right not my kiddos are too young for chores

annie kelleher said...

i was expected to pitch in more around the house, especially since i had a sister ten years younger and a brother fifteen years younger. my children are also spaced widely apart and i always expect my kids to help out. i consider it the best on the job training there is for the most important job all of them are going to do - both boys and girls :).

Kim said...

I lived on a farm growing up, so I definitely had more. My children - living in the burbs - get a few extra, but not many. My AF

Drahdrah said...

I didn't get extra chores in the summer, just the same basic ones as during the school year.

homeschoolceo said...

We did have extra chores spring - fall as far as yard work and gardening. My kids help in the yard too, but so far then enjoy it :D

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kiddiescorner said...

I never had chores as achild I just helped mom all the time. My son now has to keep his room clean and help clean his sisters mess every night.

I am Harriet said...

No. and PPFFFTTT my kids ? LOL....

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Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

No, but we did spend practically everyday swimming at our high school pool. My parents took us to the beach almost every weekend and we spent the night there in our camper.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

me? not really. was raised mostly by my dad so it was pretty relaxed. my kids? when he's old enough probably. having ppl at home during the days the house gets messier, faster!

Randi Troxell said...

as a child my parents did... but not way too much. just a little bit and then when and of those were done i could do whatever!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Hmmm. . .not really. From the time they were in 4th & 6th grades, in the house we lived in (and still do!) they each had their own bathroom so they were always required to clean their bedrooms and bathrooms on the wk-ends before they could do their other fun activities. They also had to take turns feeding and walking the dog. As they got older and wanted to "work" around the house and yard, then we would pay them for those jobs - like one time, my son totally put together an outdoor grill that was a gift to hubby/dad for his birthday and father's day and I paid him instead of the store to do it!

Michelle said...

We had a little more as children because of gardening in the summer. My kids get a little more for the same reason.

Kari said...

No, not really. As a child, I pretty much only had to keep my room clean and help out occasionally with dusting/vacuuming.

My kids have it pretty easy, too. Sometimes I think I've made it too easy on them. They have to clean their rooms and sweep/vacuum around the house. The two oldest boys cut the grass. That's really about it.

Jillene said...

My parents never gave us extra chores and I don't give my kids extras either. Summer is for having fun and playing and swimming and swinging!!

Pamela Kramer said...

No but that's because they are doing summer activities.

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

No, my mom never made me do chores lol. maybe that's why I hate cleaning!

I don't make the kids do too much, although they sure do think so.

Kristina P. said...

Good question! I don't really remember.

Shelly said...

When I was growing up, my "chore" was having to help my mom with her in-home daycare. So I had lots of chores; changing diapers, supervising kids in the little plastic pool, etc. I don't give my son extra chores in the summer; he has the usual clean his room, take out the dog, etc.

Heatherlyn said...

My parents didn't give us extra chores in the summer that I remember but it would have been good for us if they had.

I definitely give my children more things to do during the summer. It's good for the whole family when they contribute to keeping things clean. The only reason I don't expect them to do as much during the school year is because they are not home very much between school and activities and when they are they have homework.

But even during the summer, what my kids do has a lot to do with how organized and involved I am with what they are doing.

The Blonde Diaries said...

I don't remember having any extra chores during the summer. Maybe more clean up around the house since we were home all day.

Kekibird said...

I can't remember extra chores but it seemed like our usual chores were harder because we were home more and making bigger messes.

Pegsy said...

No extra chores here. Things are pretty much the same year round at our house as far as chores go! Seems that it was much the same way when I was growing up too...

Anissa said...

I never had chores as a child -- I just helped my mom with what ever she was doing.
My kids are the same way they just helped me with whatever I'm doing -- If there is something extra to do we will knock it out together.

blueviolet said...

I had the same chores year round but I'll be honest. They should have made me work harder.

Vicki said...

Nope, same chores all year

Yaya said...

We had our normal chores. Mine was always dusting and windows. My one brother was vaccuming, and I can't for the life of me think what the other brother did...hmmmmm.....

But in the summer we relished in getting painting jobs around the house. My Dad was a teacher so he had summers off with us which was so awesome. And my one brother and I would always beg for painting jobs to make extra money.

Elizabeth said...

I'm going to sound spoiled, but I didn't really have chores to begin with, so I didn't get extra ones in the summertime. I did, however, work full-time in the summers once I was about 15. Happy VGNO!

Gena said...

No chores for me! Sorry!

Happy VGNO

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

growing up, my sister and I have tons of chores all year round, including cleaning, cooking meals, yard chores, etc. The only chores we didn't do are laundry and ironing (thank God!)

my son of almost 3-years-old has the following chores: picks up his toys and puts them in the box, throws his trash to the trash can, and throws his empty milk bottle to the sink, all under close supervision.

Abby said...

I don't remember extra summer chores. And my son is not quite 2 so no extra summer chores for him yet!

Smellyann said...

I don't remember extra chores, and my kids are still pretty young, so they do what is expected of them the rest of the year. :)

Smellyann said...

I don't remember extra chores, and my kids are still pretty young, so they do what is expected of them the rest of the year. :)

Smellyann said...

I don't remember extra chores, and my kids are still pretty young, so they do what is expected of them the rest of the year. :)

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Mandala Michelle said...

If I was given xtra chores I don't remember. But I guess I do give my kids more in the summer. General clean-up stuff to keep me from pulling my hair out.

Night Owl Mama said...

pulling weeds mowing the lawn helpin in the garden , sweeping the sidewalk all the time.

GypsyFox said...

Happy VGNO! no I never had extra summer clothes, or extra clothes period LOL

a49erfangirl said...

I don't remember having extra chores maybe here and there. My kids do help out a little more in summer.
Happy VGNO!

Angela said...

Besides having to watch my brother and sister a little more often, no. And since mine aren't quite old enough for chores yet, no. :)

seaprincess72 said...

yes. i used to hate it as a child. but now that im a mom, i finally understood what's it for. it really teaches kids responsibility

Mary K Brennan said...

There was always chores in our home. Always.
My children are 4 and 5, and yes, they have small chores to complete. I think it teaches responsibility.
Hope you had a great VGNO!

Kat said...

I always had to do chores growing up and so do/ will my boys. It takes a family to run a house not just Me!

Kailani said...

Growing up it was either extra chores or summer school. I always chose school.

Maricel said...

It's not really a trend here in my country for summer chores, but during school vacations (when I was still studying), I made myself busy by doing some extra help around the house. =)

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Jenners said...

I don't remember getting extra chores ... but we all had a section of the grass to mow and that was a summer thing.

And my 4-year-old "helps" out with stuff I do but doesn't have his own responsibilities yet.