Well, today’s not going to be very domestically-oriented. I’m off to run the car to the shop to see how quickly they can fix that o2 sensor (we couldn’t get the leverage to do it ourselves), and then J.J. and I are headed to school for the morning!
While I wait for her to rouse her sleepy little head – any minute now – I thought I’d post more pictures of yesterday’s project.
This is B.R.’s original request. He wanted something to remind him of all the things he had to do in the morning and at night so that I wouldn’t have to. So far, it’s been a huge hit.
Here, we have the kids’ daily chore bag. As it says on the note attached to the bag, they reach in and draw three chores. I took a page from PrettyGirlInAPlaceLikeThis and broke down jobs into really simple parts. Ie: Instead of “clean your room”, I made slips that said, “Pick up toys,” “Pick up dirty clothes,” etc. I also threw a couple of “wild” slips in to allow the kids to choose their own jobs. The chart above is to help us all keep track of how well the chores are getting done.
Finally, we have weekly chores as well. I took 6 big jobs – cleaning the bathtub, cleaning the toilet, changing the sheets, etc. – and put them on a chore wheel. Here, have J.J. spinning hers. She was so happy about it, she wouldn’t stop spinning.
Tomorrow, we’re supposed to have anywhere between 5″ and 9.9″ of snow dropped on us. Is another snow day in the works? I have mixed feelings of dread and anticipation.