Lists, and lots of them.
Not all for me you understand. I mean come on, I'm only one person out of the five who live here so there's no way I'm going to do it all myself!
I turned to my trusty Microsoft Excel and created a weekly schedule for each member of the household; well all except for Daddy because he has enough work to do, at work!
|Ella's job list :)|
We also get to choose a special trip or activity to do together on the weekends when the kids stay home (they're away at Aiden's dads every 2 out of 3 weekends).
We've been working to the new schedules for a month now and the house has never been so clean and tidy!
|KayCee likes to doodle on hers!|
Of course, not everyone is as happy with the lists as I am, for example, Ella (4) had a mini rant the other day, that went something like this:
Ella: While loading the washer with a grumpy look on her face....Why do I have to fill the washer? They're not all my clothes and if everyone stopped getting them dirty I wouldn't have to wash them.
And if nobody got anything out, I wouldn't have to pick up and put away so why don't we all just stop getting our clothes dirty and stop getting things out then I won't have to do jobs, ok?
KayCee, Aiden and I were laughing too much to answer her!
This post was written using a blogging prompt from Tots 100 and Morphy Richards