Having teens clean the house on spring break, fair or not?

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  1. merry2018

    merry2018 New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I have 2 teen girl that are 17 year old and in few weeks it's a spring break for them. Both I and my husband work. Girl have regular chores of keeping their room clean, do their own laundry, wash dishes etc. Been both girls going to be home during the break, i want them to clean the house completely.House is 2500 sqft and we do not have a maid. Husband thinks this is unfair as it's their time off. However i am arguing that being both are not working, they can spend 1 day and give the house complete cleaning. What is everyone here thinking? Am i being too hard on them?
     
  2. CC94

    CC94 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it couldn’t be anything but good for them! Saying this as as someone who was 17 once :haha:
     
  3. Bevziibubble

    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member
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    I agree it will be good for them. It's good to give them responsibility :)
     
  4. morri

    morri mom to one

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    when i was that age , each kid had a chore to do, and it was swapped over. like i had to do kitchen mo wef, ri, and brother had to do the vacuuming mo wed fri , and next week different
     
  5. Rags

    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    I think it's fare to ask them to clean their rooms from top to bottom and to run the vacuum over the place and not leave a mess for you to come home to (like wash and put away any dishes they use etc), but I'm with your husband on this one, I wouldn't be making them do the whole house. Why not agree a day when you're off and you all muck in together, finish it off with a sit down meal and a film together and it will add to their break rather than potentially causing tension between you all.
     
  6. SarahBear

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    I would say that it should be a family effort (just my opinion... fine if you disagree), not just a kids effort, but also that spring break is the perfect time for something like this BECAUSE it's their time off! Time off = time to take care of the things that you otherwise wouldn't have time to do, including cleaning.
     

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