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what were your specific chores when you were young?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 6, 2010
    • I had to vacuum the rugs and the furniture, dry the dishes while my sister washed them, dust and clean my brother’s room. I didn’t like having to do that but my mom said that since he took out the trash and mowed the lawn either my sister or I would have to clean his room.




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      Mzd3 wrote May 6, 2010
    • I had to handwash all dishes for family of 6 everyday , dry and put away. Was supposed to keep my room clean, but didnt...




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 6, 2010
    • Did anyone get an allowance? I didn’t at first but then my dad gave me 50 cents a week so I could go to the movies with my friends.




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      Hbrose wrote May 6, 2010
    • I had to fold the laundry and put the clothes away and clean the bathroom. I never got allowance. My dad always told me everyone does their part in the family and that was my part.




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      Frannie1964 wrote May 6, 2010
    • I had to wash the dishes, clean the fish tanks, pick the weeds In the front yard. I don’t recall getting an allowance.




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      Anne E wrote May 6, 2010
    • I did dishes twice a week, ironed and helped with laundry and cooking.




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      Denise Richardson wrote May 7, 2010
    • Coming up as a kid my mom and aunts taught us to do it all everything from cooking to sewing to ironing, we were taught well. And the cleaning was NOT an option we had to do it!happy




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      Lisa Brown wrote May 7, 2010
    • My sister and I had to do dishes, and vacuum.




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      Vikki Hall wrote May 7, 2010
    • I had garbage detail!




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      Cristina Corral wrote May 7, 2010
    • Besides having to take the dishes out of the dishwasher daily, I had to dust 1 - 2 times per week. The dusting wasn’t the problem, it was what I had to dust; the dining room chairs from head - toe, the base boards, and I even had to dust the leaves on the indoor plants!  That was the worst of it all.....Dusting each individual leaf on several plants in out house.  My mom even had me use a ‘wax’ spray to make the leaves look beautiful!   geeeze tongue out  talk about an all day chore!!!




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      Kathryn O'Hara wrote May 7, 2010
    • General household chores.  I was the oldest of 8 kids and we were homeschooled back when only hippies did that, so there were always lots of hands at work.  I was raised on a ranch so there were lots of animal type chores every am and pm as well.  Never got an allowance.  Never had to clean my brothers’ rooms either.  And chores were unisex, the girls had to split wood and do yard work and the boys were on dishes and vacuuming detail.  My husband, when I first met him, was very impressed that I could check the oil in my truck and run a chainsaw.




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      Martha Perez Torres wrote May 7, 2010
    • I had to cook, clean, do laundry, fold the laundry, make sure the house was neat, clean the bathroom. I was raised by a single mother who worked as a seamstress so I was the Parentified child. I had to pick up my brother from Day Care and take care of him.




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      Kmarie wrote May 7, 2010
    • I had to clean the upstairs bathroom, help with the laundry and dry cleaning. i had to sometimes vaccum the living room and dining room plus clean my own room




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      KRIS JULIN wrote May 7, 2010
    • That was decades ago, I cannot even remember what I did last week. As I was brought up in England we were deprived of many things that you Americans take for granted. Let me see...
      1) We had a huge garden, so my sister and I had to do the gardening every week, including mowing the lawn, or racking up leaves and pulling weeds. Front yard as well
      2) I did all the cooking from 13 years old onwards, my mother worked when my father left
      3) clean house
      4) all the laundry, had no dryer, so hung the clothes outside to dry, then did the ironing
      5) wash the dishes, no dishwasher

      Funny though, I cannot remember my brother doing anything at all except drive us mad. he is 7 yrs younger then me. Still driving me mad, at 40

      We were given 10p, around 20 cents a week, which we put into a savings thingy at school

      The only thing I do now is the laundry.  I send out for the clothes to be pressed.




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      Msj wrote May 7, 2010
    • lol same as kris except we had a dryer ( my Grannie taught me to make home made biscuits & gravy when I was 10 so my dad got used to that)

      I did everything including

      picking up the dog poo in the back yard EWWWWWW now THAT was horrible. ( at least I had a shovel)




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