Before I got a diagnosis for Blossom, it was hard to know what to expect of her. She ranges from 4 yr. old behaviors to about 8 yr. old behaviors. For nearly a year, Blossom was on dish washing duty. It was my attempt for her to learn to properly wash dishes. I finally gave up after many dishes never were thoroughly cleaned and we went through numerous sponges since she'd cut them all, by accident, with the knives she was washing. I gave her multiple lessons and examples, but I finally gave up.
I forgot about the sponges in the last several months that she's been on drying duty.
Yesterday, she forgot to help Sissy with the breakfast dishes. Sissy washes and loads the dishwasher and Blossom dries and puts the rest away. Sissy was definitely doing a lot more chores and Blossom definitely doing a lot fewer, so I told Blossom that she had to do the lunch dishes by herself.
We ate out last night so there weren't any dishes to do.
This morning, I grab the sponge and it's in two pieces only held together by the scrubby side.
It's a small thing, right? Just a sponge. But each one costs money and they add up. Imagine going through 3 sponges a week when your budget is screaming for mercy.
I wish I'd remembered about the sponges.