We redistributed the kids’ chores. Ingrid used to lay the table for all shared meals. Now that Adrian is old enough to help out as well, he takes over that responsibility. Ingrid cooks dinner once a week instead.

Ingrid is happier about her responsibility than Adrian is about his. He’s never had any real chores, so it will take some getting used to. Ingrid on the other hand helped me make a list of possible tasks, then analysed the list and picked one that suited her best. It happens at predictable times and can be planned in advance (unlike for example taking out the garbage), does not happen during her screen time, makes her feel grown up, and has the potential of being fun.

Today: sweetcorn fritters.