Sometimes I just want to spare them the chore when they have had a busy week.
By the time they get off the bus, have snack, and do homework, it's almost dinner time. Then they have such a short time to unwind or play before bed. If we have to go somewhere on a week night it literally takes up all their free time.
Part of me thinks I should never do this, but about once a week I straighten up for them because I'm here and they are "working" at school. I think their creative time is so important and sometimes I just can't see ordering them around when they need to be free after a day of structure. Is this spoiling?