...they sometimes have conversations that go like this...
13-year-old boy: Hey Claire, tonight we had a sweet Mutual* activity.
8-year-old girl: Well, we had a really sweet Achievement Day** activity.
They then proceeded to tell each other about their day. For some reason, I just really love listening to my kids interact with each other, especially if the conversation is between two kids that normally wouldn't share their day because of an age gap.
Kids might not like to help with chores, but besides giving them a strong work ethic, chores can help create a bond that wouldn't exist there otherwise.
What chores do YOU assign your kids that have helped create a bond? I would really like to know.
*Mormon term for a church youth activity
**Mormon term for a bi-weekly activity for girls ages 8 to 11 similar to Girl Scouts