Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chores Lists For the Shorties

So, we had a "Come to Jesus" with the kids about a month back. I just can't keep up on the messes and the kids were getting a bit of an attitude about, you know, picking up the apple core they dropped on the floor or flushing the toilet. It was making me crazy cakes. I got really upset one day and made them a list of chores to do. They have had to do it ever since. To say they hate is may be too mild a word. I don't care. The house is looking better and running better and I am not constantly stressing out about the kids not helping. I made some overlap on the chore lists too and that has helped a lot. We had a lot of battles at first, but now the kids just do the chores with little complaint most mornings. Buddy in particular has been excellent about getting his work done.

Here is what I made for the kids:


ISABELLE’S CHORES (11)

1.       Morning

a.       Make Bed

b.      Get dressed and put away pjs

c.       Brush Teeth

d.      Eat Breakfast

e.      Clean up Henry and his tray

f.        Put dishes in sink

2.       Mid Morning

a.       Watch little boys during other kids’ school time

b.      Piano

c.       Start school

d.      Clean up school room

e.      Do a trash sweep

3.       Afternoon

a.       Help make lunch

b.      Eat lunch

c.       Put away lunch stuff and wipe the tall counters with a rag and spray

d.      Start laundry for self and offer additional help to mom

e.      Watch little boys during piano

f.        Keep school room clean and look over hallway and bathrooms to be nice

4.       Evening

a.       Clean room

b.      Vacuum school room and bedroom

c.       Eat dinner

d.      Practice clogging

e.      Put away leftovers and wipe down counter

f.        Brush teeth

g.       Finish any school work

h.      Shower  (Monday-Sunday but only wash hair every other day or less)

i.         Go to bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDWARDS’S CHORES (8)

1.       Morning

a.       Make Bed

b.      Get dressed and put away pjs

c.       Brush Teeth

d.      Eat Breakfast

e.      Empty Dishwasher

f.        Put dishes in sink

2.       Mid Morning

a.       Watch little boys during Belle’s school time

b.      Piano

c.       Start school

d.      Clean up Upstairs and Little bathroom

e.      Do a trash sweep

f.        Vacuum living room and kitchen and hallway and stairs

3.       Afternoon

a.       Play with little boys while lunch is being made

b.      Eat lunch

c.       Empty dishwasher

d.      Start laundry for self and offer additional help to mom

e.      Watch little boys during piano and help Belle

f.        Straighten up school room to be nice

g.       Read in a chapter book for 30 minutes

4.       Evening

a.       Clean room

b.      Vacuum  bedroom

c.       Eat dinner

d.      Empty dishwasher

e.      Work on scouting for 30 minutes

f.        Brush teeth

g.       Finish any school work

h.      Shower  (Tuesday Thursday)

i.         Go to bed

 

 

 

 

 

ALEXANDER’S CHORES (6)

1.       Morning

a.       Make Bed

b.      Get dressed and put away pjs

c.       Brush Teeth

d.      Eat Breakfast

e.      Clean up Oz’s dishes and wipe the short counter with spray

f.        Put dishes in sink

2.       Mid Morning

a.       Play with Oz for 1 hour before the tv is on

b.      Piano

c.       Start school

d.      Clean up stairs and upstairs hallway

e.      Do a trash sweep

3.       Afternoon

a.       Read a book for 15 minutes

b.      Eat lunch

c.       Put away lunch stuff and wipe the short counters with a rag and spray

d.      Sort and put away laundry when needed

e.      Watch little boys during piano

f.        Keep hallway clean and vacuum it and pick up any messes in the bathrooms to be nice

4.       Evening

a.       Clean room

b.      Vacuum  bedroom and sweep in kitchen and living room

c.       Eat dinner

d.      Read a book for 15 minutes

e.      Help Isabelle Put away leftovers and wipe down counter

f.        Brush teeth

g.       Finish any school work

h.      Shower (Monday, Friday)

i.         Go to bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSBOURNE’S CHORES (3)

1.       Morning

a.       Make Bed

b.      Get dressed and put away pjs

c.       Brush Teeth

d.      Eat Breakfast

2.       Mid Morning

a.       Do a trash sweep

b.      Pick up 10 toys

3.       Afternoon

a.       Eat lunch

b.      Pick up 10 more toys and look at 2 books

4.       Evening

a.       Clean room

b.      Eat dinner

c.       Brush teeth

d.      Bath (Nightly if needed, mom will decide)

e.      Go to bed

 
Henry's chores (1)

1. Stay cool


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