Friday, December 22, 2006

Earning His Keep

Well, Max is fifteen months old, now, so we felt that it was long past time to introduce some chores into his life. Since neither Ian nor I enjoy cleaning, we both feel that this arrangement will work out well for everyone. We have had varying degrees of success with our chore implementation -- we had almost no luck, for instance, getting Max to replace the light bulbs, and I don't even want to talk about the mess he made out of balancing our checkbook. He has proven quite adept, however, at basic cleaning. Here he is preparing to vacuum -- only fair, really, when you consider that he makes most of the mess on the floor.

Max is really a wonderful duster, and could almost make a profession out of it if not for the fact that a lot of the things that need dusting are far higher than his head.

We thought about getting him a child-sized broom, but we don't want to spoil him. Life is hard, and the sooner you learn to overcome obstacles, the better.

4 comments:

Jabbertrack said...

he's like a Roomba that runs on food!

that's freaking GENIUS

Chelsa said...

Cheers. :-)

penny said...

maybe i can hire him to do my house

Chelsa said...

He mostly works for milk.