The first order of business when school ended 4 weeks ago was to re-vamp the Chore Board.
I came up with this system (if you can call it that ) mostly to avoid excessive use of the following phrases: "Mom, can I watch TV?" and "Mom, can I play XBOX?" I figured if they had specific times they could play video games or watch TV, that would lessen the amount of times I had to say "no". Good, right?
My favorite part of the Chore Board is the side panel labled "Uh-Oh Jobs". These are simple tasks the children have to do if they break a rule, misbehave, talk back, or dare say, "I'm bored". For a
few weeks the novelty of it got a lot of laughs. But that's gotten old lately and I'd say it's been about a week since there has been a house violation. Good for them! BUT, more cleaning for me!!
Here is a picture of my 5 joys on the morning my husband accidentally took my car keys to work.