My Little Miss S is a big three year old now, and in our house that means she officially has chores. She has been helping around the house and in the yard, picking up small tasks here and there pretty much since she began to walk. But now it is official. She has her own chores that she is responsible for.
I know that many parents do not agree with this. “Let kids be kids. They grow up fast enough already,” is what many say. I agree with that – we SHOULD let kids be kids; and I believe having chores and helping around the house is part of being a kid.