I was reading my Family Fun Magazine and there was an idea for kids and chores. Here's what you do, you take all of your daily chores plus a few *freebies* and write them on popsicle sticks:
Blurry, I know. These particular chores are 1) clear table 2) *freebie* 3) van
Then you put them in a cup, and everyday everyone, including mom, picks a number of sticks, we choose three. When it rotates daily, chores that don't get done very well by a small person gets redone the next day.
We have been dong this for a week now an just look at the results!
So Sarah is doing a load of laundry,
Xander is sweeping the kitchen, but I can't get the picture to load (sorry Xander)
Elsie is cleaning out the van,
and also did the coat closet (doesn't it look great!!!)
Hannah cleaned and swept off the front porch.
My house is in order, and all I drew was dishwasher and counters!!! Man, thank you lady for the idea!Here's the rules for us:
1) If you whine or complain about any job you choose, you trade in a freebie or choose a 4th job.
2) You have until 7:30pm to finish, and if you don't you go to bed an hour early the next day for every job undone. It really is working very well. I am absolved of any unfairness because it's totally random. I solved this problem with discipline also, but that's another blog...