Today’s Handi-skill leans more on the life skill side of things. Well, not so much leaning as being a critical life skill.
The bane of my existence.
Luckily, this is now my children’s duty, and amazingly we now have clean socks when we need them. I was shocked when I realized that with the help of a step-stool (and a less filled soap jug), my 10 year old is completely capable of doing the laundry.
First, I taught them how to make our laundry detergent. It costs less than $7 for 10 gallons of detergent (a LOT less), and takes about 2 hours (or less) to make. And, yes – it cleans well – hypoallergenically too.
Then, on to actually doing the laundry – they have to learn how to load the washer, the temperature of the water, etc, etc…. There is really so much to learn.
On a side (somewhat unrelated) note, this past weekend I pulled out all the colored hangers and put as much as possible onto white hangers, and I can’t believe how much of a difference it makes. Now the hangers aren’t competing for my attention – the clothes are the stars – at least until they are put on, right?
What handicrafts or life skills have your kids been learning lately? I’d love to hear about it – let me know in the comments.