child emptying the dishwasher with a little bit of attitude (Credit: Eleonore H via Fotolia)

Lessons from the laundry room

“I need you to do the dishes.” I say to the able-bodied 9-year-old making his way across the kitchen for a snack. “What?!!!” “Uh… Yes… Dishes. And that means putting them away and filling the dishwasher with the dirty ones.” “WHAT?!!! WHY ME???” Again. What’s up with that? It’s must be the Battle Cry of […]