A few weeks ago, after fuming at the kids once again about the constant messy state of their rooms (apparently, my kids are hoarders and all random pieces of rubbish are priceless and must be stored all over the floor), we decided to implement a chores list.
This list was actually greeted with a bit of excitement at first, the prospect of having jobs to do appealed to their sense of importance and their desire to be more grown up. Their tasks are made up of simple things they can do each day to help the household run more smoothly... things like:
Make your bed
Pick up toys and put away
Pack your school lunch
Empty your lunchbox when you get home from school etc
A few days in, the novelty had worn off and the joy of ticking things off a list had gone sour. The moaning started... "Chores are so BORING!"
Welcome to the real world, kids!
Strangely enough, there is one job on the list that doesn't require constant nagging - Poo Patrol. Yep, with two dogs in the family now, there is twice the amount of nuggets on the lawn. Bizarrely, this job is greeted with glee - apparently, shovelling doggy doo-doo is one of the funniest things in the world - they even take it in turns, one holds the bag while the other shovels (giggling at any near misses if the poo doesn't quite make it in the bag), and then they switch as they scour the lawn in search of new landmines.
Occasionally the puppy Yohsi will run out and leave them a steaming fresh pile to collect, and you should hear the screams of laughter at picking up the smelly mess!
Kristy was the winner of one of my competition giveaways recently, and chose to have her free family session at the parklands of Coomera Springs with her beautiful family of six kids. With the lake in the background and lots of trees to climb and pathways to explore, the kids had a fab time and we were able to capture some beautiful moments together.
And these gorgeous little ones were rewarded at the end with some fun time at the playground!
"Hilary did an amazing job with our family photos. She made us feel so comfortable. Mum of 6 and my 2 youngest being 2 years old and 6 months old were able to capture so many beautiful photos with them both looking at the camera at the same time"
Here are some favourites from this session:
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.