My 6 1/2 yo dd is really starting to get on my nerves. God bless her, but I think I'm going to lose it! She acts so weak and frail when it comes to doing the most mundane of tasks around the house. Here are couple of examples to illustrate my point:
Yesterday while making breakfast, I asked her to scramble the eggs so I could finish juicing. The eggs were already in the pan and only needed to be stirred. After about a minute, she complained about how tired her arm was from stirring and asked if her brother could take over for her. Then today, her afternoon chore was to wipe down our dining table and chairs with a wet rag. She tried postponing the job, saying she wanted to wait until after lunch. When I told her to just go ahead and get it done, she said in a very whiny tone, "But it's just so hard!" To which I replied that as part of our family she has things to do to help out and that instead of complaining about every little thing she should be thankful that she has a clean home to live in, beautiful clothes to wear, and nice things to play with and that helping out around the house should be a joy to her for being allowed to live in such a wonderful place.
If these were isolated incidences it wouldn't be that big of a deal. BUT almost every time I ask her to stir a pot or peel the carrots or whatever, she doesn't even give it an effort before complaining about how her arm hurts or how it makes her tired. It's ridiculous!
Does anyone have any advice to offer me because I think I'm going to lose it!