Children have a basic need to (learn to) work

“Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.” Robert Benchley

This is the “new” vacuum at our church (where we volunteered to clean last week), so Colton thought it would be the funnest one to use. Of course, vacuuming the floor was just a side effect of driving it around the room.

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3 Responses to Children have a basic need to (learn to) work

  1. smceuen says:

    The vacuum reminds me of a race car in this photograph. One of Colton’s feet is actually off the ground!

  2. One of the things that I love about young children is their excitement and eagerness to jump in and do chores. They love the accomplishment. When my girls were little, I used to hide pennies in unexpected high and low places around the house. Then, in their dusting they would have a treasure hunt looking for them. I got the idea from an old children’s book (the fact that I used pennies tells you just how old it was). When they were young children, this game was quite exciting, and it also encouraged them to be thorough in their work. Miss those days!

  3. Joy Pruitt says:

    Excellent! Love the pennies idea!

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