A Chore is something you do:
- because you are part of this family (or live in this house)
- even if you don't want to
- because you eat
- because you wear clothes
- because you sleep
- because you want to do fun stuff
A job is something you do:
- when your chores are done
- when you need money
- that someone else is willing to pay you to do
Obviously this definition is subjective, and can be defined in different ways by different people.
There are things that I believe that a kids should be responsible for, as soon as they are mentally and physically capable of doing it. But there are some responsibilities that I have taken on in my own quest to provide a nice home for our family. If one of my kids wants to learn how to do that task, to take it off my hands, I would gladly pay them. The only reason I don't pay someone to do them now, is that I am cheap, and I know how much house cleaners cost. Besides, I don't think they would come to my house just to vacuum rice from under my table.
So this is the first in a series about chores and jobs. I will look at each room of the house, and give examples of what would be considered a chore vs. a job. Realize that I am not an expert, I just play one on the Internet.
This is linked in with We Are THAT Family for Works for me Wednesday.