but nothing says only Momma can do it!
So I've come to realize, perhaps for my own sanity... that while home making is a full time job, I'm not the only person in this house capable of doing these tasks! It's not only ok, but completely beneficial to divvy these tasks up... some to my husband sure.. but more importantly *gasp* to my children! Yes, my children are expected to be little part-time home makers. And why not? Isn't that the point? At some future date, I hope that they are successful enough to earn their own homes. They should know how to 'make' them, right?
So yes, they have routine chores... sweeping the floors, dusting, sorting recycling. But I think the value in all of this is to reach beyond chores. Home making is much more than that! They can help with decorating, celebrating one another, planning family events, and much more. You know what this means? It means our family has become much more participative, though not always cooperative ;-) It also means that I'm thankful to see another positive result of my returning to work. I truly am blessed.