Of towels shopping: how kids can become a tad bit responsible when involved in buying decisions
Parents are always worried about inculcating the habit of responsibility among their children but they always fail miserably because of wrong or boring approaches. We have a very weird experiment for you and the kids, which might help in igniting the fire of responsibility in your offspring.
It is very simple – next time you browse izzz.com.au to buy the towels for the house, just make sure your spawns are also part of the shopping. You may ask why towels and why not other things. Well, the answer is pretty easy – your kids are not interested in buying towels at all. The more distant your children are with the purchased goods, the better it is for the experiment.
Well, following are some of the really amazing and brilliant probable outcomes of this test;
Since they have bought towels, they will take care
The basic philosophy is that since they have bought the towels themselves, they will be more careful. Not in the sense that the kids are not using them or keeping them hidden in the cupboard but just making sure that they hang the towel in the right place after using it.
It can be a very nice and creative experiment for kids who are more into messing their rooms. They don’t appreciate the fact that their mothers are actually cleaning up their mess. Rather, they take their mothers’ role for granted.
So let them buy towels or anything equally insignificant and see if it brings any change in your children’s behavior.
Your kids have some amazing taste
There is a very interesting but positive outcome of this exercise. You will get to know the actual taste of your kids. A simple shopping experience like a towel can reveal so much. You will know about your baby’s preferences in design, color, shape, size, and patterns. Of course, just one experiment is not enough to figure out what your son or daughter like but it is more than enough to give you a sense or glimpse of their mindset.
Also, being a homemaker, you have always bought things like towels. Having a young mind to do that for you once in a while can be refreshing and revitalizing.
Self-initiative about other decisions
So you asked your junior to help you buy towels, hoping that she might become a little bit responsible or careful. However, there is another outcome of this activity. You might actually come to unveil the truth that your kids loved being the decision maker.
They might want to do it again and hopefully, they will ask you to be part of other decisions like their bed sheets, room’s themes, and food etc. If this experiment can push your child to want to be a decision maker, then it’s a great outcome.
What do you think of this weird experiment? Do you think it will achieve the targeted goals? What are the things that you have done to make your kids a little bit responsible?