Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Job Chart

We have started a job chart in our house. We (the parents) were getting tired of the girls whining every time they were asked to help out. So Kaylon came up with a great method for tracking jobs.

Each girl has a set of color-coded circles on the fridge (Grace-purple, Liliana-pink, and Moira-orange). Their chore-circles are chosen according to their age. When they do a chore they move one of the circles above the blue line. Everyone has to do at least one chore a day. If they do more than one then they get a quarter for each extra chore.

I didn't know how things would work at first- how much I would have to fight them to get them to work or how much I would have to help them, but I was pleasantly surprised. I sometimes get some kickback, but less and less as time goes on. And the awesome thing is that I don't have to do everything! Grace unloads the dishwasher, Liliana swiffer-vacs the floor, and Moira feeds Yoda. As long as I get the dishes down Liliana and Moira can set the table and Grace often collects all the small trash bags and takes them out. Makes me wish we had started it earlier. All the credit goes to Kaylon though- he did all the planning.

I almost forgot- the youngest has to put in some work as well- right now we're working on neck strength and smiling :)

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