Friday, May 27, 2011

Growing up

I look into the mirror.
And what do you think I find?
I find a face that I don't recognize.
Childhood, I am leaving it behind.

I am growing up so fast.
I cannot even understand.
Why yesterday I played with dolls.
And today I never let them stand?

I am growing stronger each day.
Yesterday I thought my Dad was strong.
But today I'm starting to realize
I can carry thing for just as long.

I am growing taller each day.
I use to think mom was a mountain.
That I could climb forever more.
But now I realize that I am as tall as she.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I have a little problem

I have a little problem,
And that problem's name is me.
And when I look into the mirror
That problem looks back at me.

I go down to the park,
And right before my eyes
I find my little problem,
Even though my heart cries.

I go down to the store.
And what do you think I find
I find my little problem
I so wish I could put it behind.

I am relaxed in my chair,
And a child comes rushing in.
I find my little problem,
And it's name is little sins.

Why should Mothers Deligate their chores to their children.

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Why should mothers delegate her chores to her children? That is a good question, but what is delegation in the first place? Delegation according to Wikipedia "Is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person (normally from a manager to a subordinate) to carry out specific activities. However the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work." According to The Macmillan Dictionary for Children says." To choose for doing a task; assigned: The club delegated me make arrangements for the Holiday Party."
So when should we start delegating our chores to them? As my Mother use to tell me, "if I am big enough to make the mess I am big enough to clean it up." Which is about one we should start teaching our children to pick up and clean up their toys. She also had my siblings and I with her and helping her from a very young age we learned to sweep by having our own broom and working beside her for at least two hours every day dusting, moping, washing dishes, feeding the pets, and whatever else needed done.
Why should we delegate our chores at such a young age? Which is easer slowly learning a chore and that is our sole responsibility. Or get back from a honeymoon to suddenly have a to learn how to cook, how to clean, how to plan, and how to organize. You probably say the first because adulthood is very stressful as it is without the stresses of learning how to be an adult.
Delegating cores when a child is young does the exact same thing as playing school with a preschooler or playing Doctor with your child before he or she goes it gets them use to the idea of that is the way it is going to be. I personally am not afraid of growing up and having a houseful of my own to take care of, because I have had practice with taking care of my younger siblings and taking care of my grandfathers house. Back when I was nine I use to have night mares about I was suddenly all grown up and I had children to take care of and a house to clean and a ogre father to take care of now days I look back at those dreams and laugh at how silly they sound now that I am looking Adult hood in the face. And I can look it in the face and tell it I am not afraid of you, all because my mother delegated her chores her responsibilities on me.
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