Ask Sd To Do Something???I have a 6 yr old SD who is in the 1st grade and lives in our home at least 2-5 days a week. My husband and I have two children of our own who are under 3 yrs old. I stay at home and do all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands, homework, etc. My question/concern is this: my SD does NOTHING to help out or contribute around the house. My husband expects her to do nothing- not even make her own bed in the morning. She sits around watching tv or follows him around like a puppy dog. With her at her age I am beginning to feel more and more like a maid every time I am expected to clean up after her. Occasionally I do ask her to do something very small, like take the dirty napkins to the washer after dinner, but she then has to be asked and reminded several times before doing it and doing it properly.
I'm wondering what little chores around the house I could ask her to start doing and make her responsibility on a daily basis? My husband has no problem with her having chores, but he doesn't want to be the one to assign them or make sure they get done. At this point, my 2 yr old son does more to help me than she does. The child will not even brush her own hair in the morning!
I just don't want to be made out to be the 'evil step mother'.