“It’s like a Waggon!”


Today we brought an entirely new level to my 3-year-old helping with major chores.

Before today I never would have considered asking Maggie to carry a laundry basket up our stairs but today…I did. That’s right, I ask a short little, 25 lb, almost 3.5-year-old to carry 3 days worth of our entire 5 member family’s laundry up the stairs. And she LOVED it!

Here’s how we did it:

  • I attached a simple 4ft piece of twine to on handle on our laundry basket
  • I piled the children’s laundry on the landing 1/2 way up the stairs
  • Mags then fill the basket up as much as she liked (and was able to heave up the stairs) 
  • After loaded, we strung the twine across the laundry (holding in the items)

  • When it was through the other handle, Maggie then pulled it thus toting the load up the stairs
  • She ran down the hall way pulling the basket behind her yelling, “Mommy! It’s like a wagon!”
  • Finally she dumped their clothes (a load at a time) into her bedroom floor where we later sorted and put it away
  • {We continued this same procedure with Matt’s and my clothing to our bedroom}


Share with us fun ways you involve your kids in daily chores?


About as Jules is going

Julie Rothacher is a missionary currently serving in central Arkansas, with her husband of 10 years, as youth ministers. She and Matt have 4 children, Magdalene (6years), Isabella (5years), Benjamin (4year), and Elizabeth (1year). God is leading Julie and her family on fun adventures. She is new to blogging but loves sharing what God is doing in her life which include but are not limited to the simple silliness of every day quirkiness that happens around her home with 4 under 6, a hilarious husband, and their newest endeavors: homeschooling and CHURCH PLANTING!

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