So this weekend we decided to teach them about working hard and there being a payoff at the end of the work day. There were 3 of our 6 pack of children here this weekend so Saturday morning, after a trip to Tractor Supply to price fencing materials, a trip to see Kim (our family stylist) and a quick trip to Wal-Mart, we put them to work.
DISCLAIMER: As many of you may have read, we are currently living with my inlaws so that we can get out of debt and buy a house. I say this because my inlaws are the kind of people I never want as neighbors. There is stuff everywhere outside. We are making it our mission to clean this place up while we are here so all of the stuff in the pics does not reflect us a people.
Along the fence line to the side of the house was a bunch of wood that my brother in law and father in law cut this summer. We need to be able to move that to the back with the rest of the wood so my husband can finish splitting it and stacking it. This is where the complaining began.
Alexis didn't want to get dirty and the little rollie pollies under the logs freaked her out. Bryan complained about how heavy each piece was. Nicholas needed to get a drink of water every 5 seconds. First they were each putting wood on the trailer.
This apparently was not working well so they tried the method where Nicholas would hand the piece to Bryan, Bryan would hand it to Alexis and Alexis would put it on the trailer.
This worked until they discovered it would actually take them longer doing it this way. I of course ended up getting frustrated, hobbled over to the pile and started chunking wood on the trailer too until MR. Husband made me sit back in my supervisor chair lol.
The kids did manage to get the trailer loaded for round number 1, my husband loading the big pieces. They loaded themselves on the trailer that was connected to our 4 wheeler so they could ride while Daddy took the wood around back.
Unloading it was just as hectic as loading it in the first place but little did we know it was about to get very adventurous. After loading up the 2nd load, the kids and husband headed around back and got stuck. We live in an area with this black mud called "black gumbo". It will bog you down and you won't get out.
It took my Tahoe to pull the trailer out and it took my brother in law and his 4x4 Tracker to pull my Tahoe out. The kids were still pouting after unloading the wood and getting the vehicles unstuck from their various locations.