03 Jun '11, 7pm

Maine Governor: Allowing #Kids to Work 50 Hours a Week "Not A Big Deal" #politics

CHORES, not necessarily work, IS good for children. Does it work fro everyone? Obviously not. There are enough stories here where need overcame the normal rules. My Dad's chores started at 5 in the morning, before he left for school. Chickens fed, eggs collected; later, getting the cows in the barn for milking while his younger siblings took care of the chickens. But that was in the pre-WW II agrarian Society the United States were. (those same kids didn't need 'birds & bees lessons'; they watched the cows and horses.) So many kids live in cities today, there's no real jobs most can do. There are still chores around the house. A boy can run a sweeper as well as any girl. Dust, laundry, windows. I was cutting grass at 10 with a power mower. At 12 Mom had a heart attack. Bed rest for 6 months. We had a cleaning lady come in once a week. The rest of the week, it was on me. Th...

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