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. , Richmond, VA, United States 75060 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:" Am I the only one who thinks that doing laundry at 8 is NOT that big of a deal? You put soap, you put ... [snip!] ... them out, you fold/hang them/put them away. HOW is that too much? It's not even an everyday, it's probably like once a week."

I don't think that alone is a big deal. :shrug: I wouldn't make an 8 year old do all of the other stuff on a daily basis though.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" How is it a lot of chores? ... [snip!] ... An 8 year old doing laundry on their own and using chemicals to clean a bathroom? You see NO issues with that. Yeah okay."


OP didn't say SCRUB the bathroom, she said keep it tidy. Probably means not leaving clothes on the floor or taking the hamper out, making sure there is TP on the roll, wiping up toothpaste with a cloth, etc.



Making a way bigger deal out of it then it is....

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
2nd Dec '12

I remember who this is now, didn't you say that she is a special needs child?

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 75870 posts
status 2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" How is it a lot of chores? ... [snip!] ... An 8 year old doing laundry on their own and using chemicals to clean a bathroom? You see NO issues with that. Yeah okay."


:!: :?

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting Noahs Mommy =]:" She does them daily. It never takes her more then 45 minutes, and thats if she is dragging or playing ... [snip!] ... times in the car... So my husband decided she could sit next to him but it need to be off of his lap so he had some space. "


I don't thing the lap thing is wrong of you either. I don't even like when my daughter will ONLY sit in my lap, and we had that problem before. I don't mind hugging/cuddling/kisses/occasionally having her in our laps, but there is such a thing as too much.

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3454 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" How is it a lot of chores? ... [snip!] ... An 8 year old doing laundry on their own and using chemicals to clean a bathroom? You see NO issues with that. Yeah okay."


She doesnt clean the bathroom. She is only incharge of tidying it. So keeping the clothes off the floor and putting her hair stuff back when she is done. I go through and clean the pot and stuff.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49345 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Noahs Mommy =]:</b>" She does them daily. It never takes her more then 45 minutes, and thats if she is dragging or playing ... [snip!] ... times in the car... So my husband decided she could sit next to him but it need to be off of his lap so he had some space. "</blockquote>



If she is pooping her pants at 8 There's emotional issues needing addressed, not punishment. Is it really that hard to throw some messy panties in the wash? To me It sounds like She needs some help and extra love not being made to feel shameful or punished for it.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12

I was handwashing dishes, doing my own laundry, cleaning my room and the kitchen and vacuuming when I was that age. I had the same exact chores as my sister that was 4 years older than me and we alternated days, like she would vacuum one day and I would vacuum the next. We also alternated dishes but we both did them everyday. So one day she would wash all of the plates/bowls and I would wash all of the flatware/cups/glasses and change it everyday. Sorry but I think having chores at a young age is very important for children to develop cleanliness/hygiene and responsibility.

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3454 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Noahs Mommy =]:</b>" She does them daily. It never takes her ... [snip!] ... in the wash? To me It sounds like She needs some help and extra love not being made to feel shameful or punished for it."


She stopped pooping her pants, and it was a short lived (and stressful faze) and she is seeing a counselor. And honestly it started as her to wash her stuff, and now she enjoys it. She likes to have control of things. And that is just one thing she gets to be completely in charge of. Its her stuff, and she likes to do it a certain way, it only happens once sometimes twice a week.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49345 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I was handwashing dishes, doing my own laundry, cleaning my room and the kitchen and vacuuming when I ... [snip!] ... but I think having chores at a young age is very important for children to develop cleanliness/hygiene and responsibility. "</blockquote>




There's nothing wrong with chores. But doing laundry alone at that age is dangerous. You know how many grown adults even get hurt doing wash?

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I was handwashing dishes, doing my own laundry, cleaning my room and the kitchen and vacuuming when I ... [snip!] ... but I think having chores at a young age is very important for children to develop cleanliness/hygiene and responsibility. "</blockquote>




I'd agree, if it weren't for me having read OP's past threads and knowing his child is not the average 8 year old

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23030 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I was handwashing dishes, doing ... [snip!] ... I'd agree, if it weren't for me having read OP's past threads and knowing his child is not the average 8 year old"</blockquote>




:( she isn't?

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3454 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I was handwashing dishes, doing ... [snip!] ... wrong with chores. But doing laundry alone at that age is dangerous. You know how many grown adults even get hurt doing wash?"


She is supervised when she does it. Its a front loader, so she can reach all the buttons and if she stands on the pedestal she can reach the soap thing,

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... for me having read OP's past threads and knowing his child is not the average 8 year old"</blockquote> :( she isn't?"</blockquote>




Not from what I gathered in a past thread of hers i was in. And she habors some serious resentment against OP and I sensed some jealous from OP against the daughter

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23030 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel ... [snip!] ... of hers i was in. And she habors some serious resentment against OP and I sensed some jealous from OP against the daughter"</blockquote>



How sad :(