Getting promoted

Rafe turns 8 next month, and in anticipation has entered into negotiations for a raise in his allowance. After explaining that a raise would have to be precipitated by a corresponding raise in responsibilities, he hand-washed the dishes, pots & pans that wouldn’t fit in the dishwasher after supper. Prior to this his duties have included loading & unloading the dishwasher, so I guess this is a promotion of sorts. His sisters are certainly glad to see him moving up the ranks.

This was the scene when I came in the kitchen later.

I guess it’s good that he’s also learning to make work fun.

And to his future wife…you’re welcome! A husband that does the dishes is a good catch indeed 🙂

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6 Responses to Getting promoted

  1. hahaha. he's learning young, which is a very good thing:)Kris

  2. Patti says:

    Unfortunatly, in my experiance, no matter how we raise our sons they turn into men, who don't seem to know how to even put on a new roll of TP…;)My son was very self-suficiant until he married.Now he can't even sign a greeting card LOL

  3. Patti – ha ha! Hopefully Rafe will take after his dad. I have to say, Matt will do about anything around here if I ask. And he's in charge of cleaning up my cooking messes (or making sure the kids do 🙂

  4. DennisP says:

    Hey, it's a mutually beneficial division of labor: wife cooks and I clean up. We both like it that way. Except every once in a while we do a role-reversal. Just good common sense, I'd say.

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