The Laundry Curriculum. When my children were small, I was a SAHHM (“stay-at-home”-homeschooling-mom), and laundry responsibilities were a natural part of our “curriculum.”
This was because I intended for my children’s education to include equipping them with basic life skills, like self-care, financial responsibility, and household maintenance. My daughters began taking responsibility for their laundry when they were quite little. I guided them through putting clothes in the washer, and I would haul the heavy basket of wet clothes up the basement steps so we could hang them to dry on the big clothesline out back. Home Ec 101 — Real skills for real people with real lives.