Train the kids young, house cleaning

We brought Ariel and Inez to InsideScope after they successfully completed cleaning the house.
We brought Ariel and Inez to InsideScope after they successfully completed cleaning the house.

Raya is an important date for the part time cleaner we engaged to clean our home.  Yep, we have an Indonesian cleaner whom comes to our home twice a week to clean the place.  Since the home is occupied by 5 of us, there are still some day to day cleaning we have to take on.  The cleaner will take on the harder core tasks, such as toilet washing, mopping etc.

Anyway, since she is away for God knows 1 week or 1 month, we will have to take on the house cleaning tasks ourselves. 

Not everyone could handle the house cleaning, not to mention well.  However, it is a skill which I think most parents would have neglected by now, that not having their kids to learn any of it.  I remember when my mother was staying with us for a while, she would prohibit Inez and twins from touching the brooms, mops etc, but she would do the tasks instead.  Which, for me, it was absolutely wrong.

My parents used to force and push me and my elder to take on the house cleaning tasks, how come now my mother would stop our kids?

It is a serious problem with grandparents.  Agree?

So, we pushed our twins to sweep the floor, mop the floor, and occasionally to wash the car porch, but I think I could wash the porch better than them, so I generally take on that task.  The toilet cleaning, in a way, I am better too, so I take on that task too.

Inez, with the Cempedak ice cream.  She calls it, Cempedap, which stands for Cempedak Sedap
Inez, with the Cempedak ice cream. She calls it, Cempedap, which stands for Cempedak Sedap

Washing of dishes, glasses, cups etc, the twins could handle them well.

For Inez, she could sweep the floor, which I think at school, she is tasked with that weekly.

As parents never worries to train your kids to do such tasks, because imagine some day you are not there with them, and also no maid, no cleaner, how is your kids going to clean the place?  You send some help over?

 

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