I think I might FINALLY have something in place that will get all the little things done that need to be done around the house. And no, I did not have 5 children so they could be my minions. I am merely instilling responsibility in them now since when they grow up they will be doing chores around their own pad.
Who am I kidding? Odds are at least two of the five will turn out like me: MESSY and SLOBBY but can find anything in a pinch for about 20 years after leaving home and THEN the realization will hit them around 40 that keeping things kinda picked up and purged is a lot easier than cleaning for days at a time after it gets out of hand!
|My sweet and crazy kids after church one night at Cure of Ars, where my husband and I got married in 1998 and where I was baptized, etc. in 1999.|
We've tried many different chore charts over the years but my kids like how I set this one up. They love that I store it in a plastic page protector, keep it on the fridge, then they can use a dry erase marker to cross things off as they complete them. They LOVE using the dry erase marker!
Note: I had to add in pencil at the bottom that Joel feed the dog breakfast, Michael feeds him dinner and Callie is in charge of keeping water in the dog bowl. I got tired of catching the poor dog drinking from the toilet because he had no water in his bowl!
Wondering how I get them to clean the bathroom? Check out my Funny Bathroom Cleaning Instructions with a funny ecard here!