Parents divided after mother tells her 3-year-old son to help garden, vacuum his room and do laundry
- A mother is divided after asking if her three-year-old should be paid
- The toddler, who doesn’t understand money, is currently doing chores for nothing
- He is expected to take out the bins, help with yard work and help prepare dinner
- Now his mom wonders if some jobs should be paid, but others say no
A mother has revealed that her three-year-old son is expected to help with yard work, take out the trash cans, help with food and vacuum his room in a surprising post.
The woman, who runs an apartment complex, listed the chores her toddler helps around the house and asked if other parents expected their children to help — and if they paid them.
She went on to say that her son does not yet understand the concept of money and “likes” helping his parents.
A mother has revealed that her three-year-old son is expected to help with yard work, take out the trash cans, help with food and vacuum his room in a surprise post
The little boy is also expected to help his mother with the laundry, water the garden and keep the complex pool clean, the woman’s post said.
“He sees these things as his job, but they’re just fun things that he likes to do,” she said.
“Some he’s been doing since he was ten months old and could walk.”
And people were shocked by the list of chores.
“You certainly have a helpful little boy,” said one woman.
“I just realized my three-year-old is really lazy,” said another.
“Definitely pay him something — he contributes more than most other people’s children put together. These are not normal jobs he helps out with,” said another.
The post came as the woman realized it might be time to pay her son for his contribution to the house.
“Damn, I’d put him on the payroll for these jobs,” said one woman, shocked by the extensive list.
But not everyone was on board with the need to pay the toddler.
Many parents said she shouldn’t pay her son for jobs that are considered a normal part of life
What household chores are on the three-year-old’s to-do list?
Put the bins outside and bring it in every week
Help pick up palm leaves
Help clean the pool complex
Vacuum his room and lounge
help mommy cook
watering the garden
Help with the laundry
Take out trash every night
“I never paid my three-year-old to do jobs that were part of everyday life. These are just chores we have to do,” one woman said, adding that she paid for “exceptional” jobs.
“You don’t want a kid to grow up with the attitude that every time someone asks them something, they ask how much they’re going to get,” said another.
One woman said she follows the “Barefoot Investor Family Book,” which proposes paying three jobs a week and leaving the rest as mandatory duties.