I don’t watch a lot of television these days, but the other day I found myself stuck in the waiting room of a doctor’s surgery with nothing to do but watch the screen. It was mid-morning, and there was someone banging on about how kids should learn how to help around the house from an early age. The “expert” suggested that kids “as young as three” should have simple tasks allocated to them, such as picking up their own toys.
“Ha!” I laughed to myself as I smugly watched the show. Hannah isn’t even two yet, and already we have that one covered. She loves helping out – she packs away her toys each night and she loves helping to unpack the dishwasher. I gave myself a mental pat on the back for being the world’s most brilliant father. Moments later I was rudely awakened from my fantasies of parental glory, (there’s nothing like the words “take one of these pills every night for the rest of your life” to snap you back to reality).
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