Helping at home is a universal thing. (However much my own kids wish it weren’t!)
Every family is different, and every child helps in their own way. But, working together to keep our homes happy and healthy (aka: chores) is one important thing we all have in common.
Here are some of the things that One Globe Kids do to help at home:
|In Haiti, Valdo washes his own school uniform by hand, helps sweep the porch, and pounds spices for his mother.
|Gabou feeds the pig that they keep behind the house, helps wring out the laundry, and sweeps the dirt walkway in front of their house.
|In New York City, Luna makes signs for the doors when guests come over (“Please remove your shoes!”), while Lucian takes plastic bottles to the store to be recycled.
|Both Floor and Lars in The Netherlands help with grocery shopping and making dinner.
In Burundi, Jenissa helps feed and entertain her baby sister.
In Indonesia, Aji washes his dishes and moves his mattress from the living room to the bedroom after he wakes up.
Even if we don’t always feel like it, helping out is one giant, global common denominator.
And that makes me smile when I’m doing the wash, the dishes, the vacuuming.…. (Well, at least it makes me smile MOST of the time!)
Stay Globe Smart, Anne Glick