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Teen’s Perspective on Everyday Chores

by Sam P. | July 31st, 2012 | Teen Perspective, Teens

Nobody enjoys doing chores, it is a proven fact. For some lucky teenagers, they get a weekly allowance for nothing, some do chores for an allowance. And some teenagers do chores, but for no allowance. (I would be included in the last group.) Not all, and more like no, chores are fun to do, but they teach us discipline and responsibilities. In the few years you have left in your home, you have to start learning more, and getting more responsibilities. When you are off in college, you do not want to be known as the girl or boy with the dirty dorm room. You have to know how to do laundry, and how to do dishes, and how to mop floors.

And for those lucky kids who do not have to do chores, still volunteer to do them in your spare time, and try to always keep your room neat, even if that may mean cleaning it weekly. Every so often, volunteer to help your mom with the laundry, or do your own laundry. My own personal opinion is that by the time you are fifteen, you should be doing your own laundry. Especially if you are a girl. I say this because when you start wearing thongs, or push up bras, you may be fine with your mom seeing them when she does the laundry. But who is to say that your dad does not volunteer to do the laundry for once, and I do not know about you, but I sure as heck would be embarrassed to the end of the world and back if my I saw my dad washing my thongs and folding them.

On another note, what do you think of when you think of men’s chores? That is right, you think of mowing the lawn, and raking, and weed whacking. Well, maybe one week, try switching the chores. Have your daughter help the dad with the lawn, and have your son help the mom with washing dishes and cleaning the house. Both men and women need to know how to do the other sex’s chores, as well as their own. Actually, next weekend my brother and I will be switching chores at my dad’s house. I will be outside helping my dad with the yard work. And on the flip side my brother will be inside doing dishes, cleaning tables, and cleaning the bathrooms. I smile every time I say that.(:

Before I go, how many of you have been watching the Olympics! Go USA!

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