Thursday, August 14, 2008

We've got a cute new pool boy


Remember how I told you I was afraid of the pool guy? Well, today, there is a new one. He is tall, tan, handsome, a little bit scrawny and 10-going-on-11. He is a real cutie!!

My philosophy on house cleaning is, why should Mom have all the fun? So, every year since Kindergarten, I have added a new chore to Chase's life. Kindergarten, he started making his bed every day. 1st grade, he set the table for dinner and made his bed every day. 2nd grade he became responsible for taking out the trash every week, setting the table and making his bed every day. And so on. It has worked really well - he has learned how to do all kinds of things. He even changes his own sheets every Monday! I'm thinking that his wife will thank me for that someday...
So, since we have moved here, and since we have a pool, Chase's new job is to skim the pool. Luckily, he likes to do it as long as there aren't yucky bugs. Usually, there are yucky leaves, but no bugs. He's gotten pretty good at it! It's nice to have a kiddo who is (mostly) resigned to the fact that he has to do work around the house. The only chore he really fights me on is taking out the trash. I sure have a great kid!

4 comments:

S.I.L. said...

Yes you do! And you are teaching him REALLY IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS. His future wife and teachers thank you. :)

Shelly... said...

He is cute! Glad to hear he hasn't come across many bugs either!

Miz C (and Burton) said...

WAY TO GO, CHASE!!! (and CS, too!!!)

If I send my girls to you, will you teach them, too!?!?!?!?

ME said...

The rents wonder how on earth you taught him to make his bed. We never could teach either of our kids to do that. Where were you when our kids were growing up?! (Could you have been one of our kids?)