Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This morning, I was feeling overwhelmed. I have been doing a lot of housework. Amy (15) has been ill, so I was doing her chores as well as my own. Then I remembered what I went through a few months ago. I wrote about my homemaking binder and how it solved my problem of delegating housework to the children. At times I can get *selfish* and want to do all the work myself. (It is a sickness - smiles.) But I cannot do everything. Over time, it will wear me out.
So this morning, I sat down at my dining room table and wrote a letter to each of my children. Here is what I wrote:
(Age 17) 1. Dear Matthew,
Please clean the game room. Please take all the empty wood pellet bags out of the livingrooom.
(Age 15) 2. Dear Amy,
Please clean your room. Please bake a cake for Daddy. Please wash the kitchen and bathroom floors.
(Age 12) 3. Dear John,
Please clean your room. Please clean the bathroom, and take out all the trash.
These sweet letters were handed to each child. They smiled and cheerfully did their work.
I was delighted.