Yes, since I'm maidless now, I have to train my kids to help out with my housechores after they come back from the nursry and childcare centre in the evening.,
The twins being 9 years old were trained to soak their own uniform with stain remover (not touching their delicate hands of course) and wash dishes after dinner. The younger girls (3 and 4 years old) would learn to bathe themselves and put on their own pyjamus besides taking out all the soiled clothes from their school bags.
After that we all would have a family time folding the clothes, filled up water tumblers and getting ready the uniform for the next day as well as food in tupperware for the next day.
As a reward the one who behaves best and helped out most will get smiley on the ranking white board. At the end of the week, the one with the most smileys will get to have something they like at a small price (as mummy is on unpay leave , cant afford expensive reward, mah!)
Of course mummy still have to do the laundry, mop the floor and clean up the house.
but she is not alone..there is a little volunteer here who is willing to help out.
Thanks Jasmine. mummy appreciate it. hope you will not be bored and continue this when you are bigger like your twin koko!
Maybe the maids' disappearance is indeed a blessing in disguise to get the family bonding closer . Don't you think so?