Happy Helpers

DS1 has been asking for a long time now if he can have pocket money. We came to an agreement that he and DS2 can help out with some jobs around the house one day of the week and I will pay them some money if they complete all of the jobs.

We started this today and both boys were really excited to get some money in their money box. Today we agreed they could do five small jobs each for £1 and I was quite impressed with how well they did. One of DS1’s jobs was to load the dishwasher. I didn’t give him much guidance because I was interested to see how he did and I was pleasantly surprised. DS2 was most happy with his job of vacuuming downstairs. I was in the kitchen watching DS1 load the dishwasher and called out ‘how are you getting on?’. I could just hear DS2 giggling so I walk into the front room and he has the hoover stuck to his face and he is in fits of laughter.

DS1 suggested he could clean the floor and with a baby wipe under each foot and a baby wipe in each hand he whizzed around the front room on all fours. The floor wasn’t much cleaner than when he started but he had fun and I have to give him credit for his unique approach. I think I might give it a try myself and it could replace the old mop and bucket!

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I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

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