Monday, February 27, 2012
Lessons in Keeping House
I was brought up by parents (and a Grandmama) who taught my siblings and I the importance of taking care of a home. They taught us how to keep the house and yard clean. When we were younger, we divided up the work and helped keep things running. My siblings and I vacuumed, dusted, cleaned bathrooms, mowed the yard, swept porches, etc. We didn't grow up in a fancy home, but it was modest and clean, and we took pride in it. I think the value of hard work is a lost concept in today's world. I see so many people have entitlement issues, thinking that just because they are who they are gives them the right to have whatever they want whenever they want. I absolutely, positively DO NOT want my children to grow up that way. We have incorporated "The Little House on the Prairie" mentality at our house, and it works great with homeschooling. When we get up in the morning, we eat breakfast, do our chores, then we do our 'schooling. My kiddos are hard workers, and I am so proud of them.