Household chores

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What is the proper age to teach kids household chores? This question crop up when hubby and I are having a small talk about our kids. He said giving kids chores to do at an early age will help them become responsible individuals when they grow up. Age appropriate chores such as washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, and folding clean clothes are too basic chores to learn. Recently, hubby began assigning our kids to wash the dishes alternately; one at noon, and the other one in the evening. Even when they are complaining about the number of dishes they wash, we see to it that they finish the task assigned to them. I still wash the heavy stuff.

We try to inculcate in them the value of helping everyone at home. When they are a little older we will teach them to wash their own clothes. Simple task like these prepares them for real jobs in the future. I wonder if any of my kids will be in the sales jobs? Whatever the future holds for them, we’ll be there to support them.

Electric bill

I’m sure many of you felt infuriated by your current electric bill. Who wouldn’t be? People affected by the sudden increase are discussing about it in FB, even forming a group to criticize Meralco for their enormous charges. I’m thinking of joining them after receiving our bill the other day. We were charged an additional P1, 200 this month. So instead of paying only the regular P2, 400 monthly bill, I will be paying a total of P3, 614.60. What is their basis for charging us that much? We don’t own an AC and we already refrain from using air pot, rice cooker, and flat iron to minimize power consumption yet our bill swell to more than P3K. The  appliance that has been working overtime  is our two stand fan and a desk fan. I wish the Meralco people just committed an error in using their receipt printer to charge their paying customers and then issue a refund later.

I love Mother Earth tag

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This tag originates from Mommy Jac of Mom’s Special Diary. One year ago, Jac posted and share this badge to her fellow bloggers as her way of reminding us to do our share to help save and protect Mother Earth.

Here’s the rules:
~Click the badge and get the code then put the logo on your blog sidebar and post.
~Tell us what is your contribution to our planet? You live here for surely you’ve got something to share!! Post any pictures or share some of your ideas on how to help and save out planet Earth.
~Post this rules.
~Share this meme-tag to as many Blogger as you can think.

*** I re-use plastic or bottle containers at home. This way my household don’t add up to the burden of garbage management in my city; I turn off the lights when they are not in use; most of the light bulbs that we use at home are energy savers; except for important assignments, we don’t allow kids to stay as long as they want in front of the computer.

I’m now sharing this tag to all responsible inhabitants of Mother Earth, that means YOU! Come on grab the tag now and do your share. Show that you care. 🙂