Monday, May 11, 2009

more changes

Daniel decided we needed to make changes to the chores the kids do. SO, I came up with a new set of tasks in each room and they will go back to each doing one room all week instead of changing day by day. He thinks it will help them do a better job.

Daily---load/unload dishwasher, sweep, clean table and counters, empty trash
M/TH-clean doors on fridge, stove, dishwasher
Tu/F-mop, clean glass doors
W/Sat-clean microwave and coffee pot(the tops/sides)

*Living Room*
Daily-pick up toys/books/etc, vacuum, dust
M/W/F- clean TV screen
T/TH-trash emptied
Sat-put all movies away(in cases, etc)

*Bath Room*
Daily-wipe toilet, sink, mirror...sweep
M/TH-clean bathtub
Tu/F-empty trash, mop
W/Sat-clean toilet(inside)

*Bed Rooms*
Daily-make bed, put clothes away, pick up floor
M/Th-empty trash
W-straighten book shelf

Have I left anything out? I don't think I have, but you never know...

For the summer, I am also going to make them do daily Bible reading in the am after breakfast and then a rest time after swimming where they can play or read quietly in their bedrooms...

so up, dressed and have breakfast by 9am
9-9:30 Bible Time
9:30-10:45ish(when we leave for the pool) Free Time
11-3(most days)Pool
3-4 fast showers, rest time
4-5:30 chores, free time
5:30-6 Dinner
6-9 Family Time

Now, I know not all days are going to work this way, as we have baseball and other things going on, but at least I have it for a guide. If not, I know I will get crazy and they will too. I am not sure what community service Sammy will end up doing, but I know that I will have to take her to that and other appts as well. We have Youth camp one week, VBS one week and then we will be going on a family vacation to Mississippi/Florida. We hope to camp a few weekends as well. SO I hope it will be a good summer-they always go way to fast. I am not leading a summer study this year either, so that helps! Plus, we only have one baseball team to go to games for since the boys are on one team, so that means we only have 2 games a week! That sure helps :o)

Mother's Day went fine. Daniel had to work and so the kids and I went to church and then visited my mom and came home for lunch. Pizza. It was hot out of the oven and yummy. The kids watched Bolt while I read and then took a short nap. Daniel got home from work and I went back to church and he and 4 kids went to Collide. We had dinner at Garfield's and it was good!(kids eat free on Sunday). Then home for ice cream and bed.

My hubby is such a hard worker and I am so thankful for him. He won't have a day off until next weekend(we hope)so, he needs to get good rest this week!!


Sarah said...

I didnt know kids eat free on Sun @ Garfields! It is already our fave place to go as a family as it pleases all of us! Awesome. The chores look great and im going to steal your idea!! What pool do you guys go to all the time ?

NeverEnoughTime said...

We go to Rosedale Pool. It is on 24th between range line and conn. ave. It is a membership pool. We have gone for about 4 years and love it! It is the best way to spend the summer...