|Re: KIds/work/etc.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MelaSilva (MelaSilvaaol.com)|
|Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 21:18:15 -0600|
When I was growing up, every teenager had to do chores. Adults were seen raking leaves or mowing the lawn only if they had no teenagers. Our yard alone was almost as big as the open space in at Southside, yet we had to keep it raked and mowed weekly, and I had to do the dinner dishes for 6 people every day of the year except my birthday. It is really shocking to many of us that the teens are not required to do the raking, sweeping and mowing, and are only on a cooking team if they happen to feel like it. ( It is true that many of the teens do childcare, and that has been great.) Before we moved in, in zillions of conversations, not once did a parent offer the thought that they wouldn't allow or wouldn't require their children to do community work. Parents are working 40 hours a week, coming home and doing the raking and mowing and dishes while their kids play Nintendo or soccer. Mela Silva Southside Park, Sacramento CA
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