so this is our chart.
i am not very organized...but i am visual.
these were the chores that when i asked for help they would all scatter...
except talby. ("can i help? can i help?!!")
it hangs across my view from the cooktop...easy to see whose name to shout.
but now it's assigned...and surprisingly
they do it.
with little or no complaint.
if possible they can choose what dinner we make.
and then they help prepare it...
even shaping meatballs!
it's been fun for all of us (i think)
i would say that the after dinner part is what we need to work on the most.
there is still a bit of disappearance when it's your night to clear or wipe off
but now they get called back in instead of me giving a big
"nobody ever helps me" SIGH and then doing it myself
and being mad about it all night.
talby and sean also empty the dishwasher every day.
annie helps when she wants to.
and then lauren and scott switch off loading the dishwasher each time.
(we have lost several glasses & plates in this process but it's a small price to pay)
they also clean the bathrooms on saturdays.
clean their rooms.
and change the pets' habitats.
what do your kids do?
what more should my kids be doing?
do your kids do laundry?
folding, putting away, actually loading and unloading?
i am curious on your thoughts.