Before I go off, I want some other opinions.

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    Here is the problem My husband has our children outside shoveling the driveway. They are 8 and 6 years old. which I would not have a problem if it was a normal size driveway, however the driveway is on a steep hill and can hold up to 17 cars very easily. Now he is out helping a little along with screaming and barking orders on how it should be done. The right way! Oh hold on, no the driveway is half way done and he has left and instructed them to finish shoveling the driveway while he is gone because they just came in asking me to help them. So my question is do you think an 8 year old and 6 year old should be shoveling a large driveway by themselves?
     
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    I don't think they should have to do it alone, but I certainly don't think shoveling will kill them.. It's one of those things in life that just "have" to be done, so better to learn early it's not just going to go away..

    Alone? All of it? Definitely not. Maybe the sidewalk.

    Keep in mind, tho, that if they *see* you disagreeing/arguing about it with hubby, they'll catch on, and eventually probably start running to you every time he makes them do something they don't like, so..tell'm he's off his rocker later.
     
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    as a father of two ...alone... no.... help (read ..play and have fun yes)

    buy a fooking snowblower and be done with it....your job is to protect your family not make them work for you
     
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    If he would go about it encourgingly (is that a word?) I wouldn't have a big problem. He just yells and barks orders.

    and we don't have sidewalks.

    Matter of fact the road we live on the speed limit is 50 mph.
     
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    I agree! I actually told him here recently, we were looking at diffrent trucks because we needed to buy a new one. I said why don't we get one with a snowplow on it? his words, That would be to much work! HUH how do figure start at the bottom of the driveway plow up 2 times and your done. HEELLLLOOO! jeez!!
     
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    Encouragingly is the word you're looking for..

    Oooh. One of *those* roads.. I just moved off one of those.. So, your driveway *is* your widewalk..

    As stated, there's no way I'd make them do it alone. Like Manu said, it should be *fun*, while still knowing that it *needs* to be done. Wait til the kids aren't around, and tell him to stop being such a putz.
     
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    Thank you! I thought so just spelled it wrong!
     
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    How's that whole strike thing going, anyway? :)
     
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    I tho't you left this *********?
     
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    It's actually went pretty well, I am officially not on strike anymore but will go back on strike if provoked!
     

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