October 13, 2008

Chore Chart

With dirt-loving, mess-making kids, chores are a necessary evil for our family. Knowing that my kids like checklists and I prefer not to sound like a broken record day after day, I printed off a custom made list from this site. I picked a picture for the top and then typed their name and personalized to-do list, stuck on the fridge and viola! my house is clean.

I kept their lists basic: make your bed, clean your room, unload the dishwasher, fold laundry...But I also added an extra space: Ask Mom. Everyday they have to ask me for something else to do. My list for them is 2-3 miles long, for it includes things like: clean out the car, wash windows, sort laundry, help in the kitchen, etc. Just stuff that doesn't have to be done everyday, but needs to be done when I think about it.

So far, so good. We're on day 4 and they are still checking away. How long do you think this will last?

1 comment:

Sherri said...

We are starting back with our chore chart today. We try to do one at all times, but sometimes "forget" about it. I stopped it for a while to focus specifically on personal hygiene and rooms. Now that we have a good grip on that...or we think we do...we will start back with the other chores. It's just so hard to get them to initiate without it. I wish we didn't need it!