Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summertime Chores.

OK, so I am sure that none of you have this issue....Summertime chores. It seems like I can leave a list of chores for the kids to do and by 9:15 am I am getting calls asking if they can go and do this or this! So I will ask are your chores done and of course the answer is "YES" so I will let them go. Well once I get home I usually tend to get upset because not only is the work not done but the house is usually a disaster. So after one day where things just seemed like I might have to run away and not come back, Colby told the kids that the next day he wanted a DETAILED report of what each kid did throughout the day.......Minute by minute! I was cleaning out my purse and found this and just wanted to remember just how cute it was.

If you notice Brock wrote his name next to each thing because he was wanting to make sure that he got the credit for each thing he did. He wrote the start and finish time and the chore and then the total time of each task. I think one of my favorites is the one near the bottom of this list * Clean kitchen it took him 1 minute. He actually had 2 1/2 pages of things that he had done throughout the day. All the boys actually did a list like this and I do have to say that since Colby had them do this, they seem to make sure that they do better. The joys of summer.
Erika

5 comments:

Candi said...

Seriously nothing makes me more mad than to ask my kids if their rooms are clean and to go in them and find that they have stashed everything under their beds or in their closets!!! I hear you summertime, my house is a disaster if I am at work!!

Krista said...

I loved this post. Isn't kids cleaning ever Mother's struggle?! You and Colby have great ideas. The lists we're so creative and Brocks list was classic! What a cutie! :)

Krista said...

I loved this post. Isn't kids cleaning ever Mother's struggle?! You and Colby have great ideas. The lists we're so creative and Brocks list was classic! What a cutie! :)

David and Denise Larsen said...

What a great idea. Now, why didn't we think of that some thirty years ago? Mom and Dad

David and Denise Larsen said...

BTW, the note from Brock is precious. Mom and Dad