Well, since February and March was supposed to be “git er done” time, I figured I had better fill you in on what I’m “gitten” done. My two youngest daughters are 5 and 7, so take a wild guess what their room tends to look like. Yah, “tends” to be a little messy and disorganized. I thought it was about time we did a little more work on the concept of “chores”. I had various charts for my older kids over the years, but I always struggled with the whole stickers, stars, and “checking it off” thing. It seemed like there were a lot of extra stickers disappearing, and free reign with writing utensils always turned out to be an issue. I recently saw a magnet board chore chart and thought it would be worth a try. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I made it mostly out of some supplies I had on hand. Using stuff I already have is always a great idea, since my first grader tends to creatively embellish everything in her possession. I was a pretty straight forward project. I simply found an old whiteboard, glued pretty paper on it, printed some graphics off of the Internet, attached graphics to glass and magnets, and hung it up.
And I will keep this chart around at least until my daughter’s are teenagers, so they can be reminded that they were totally “down” with doing chores.
Now if I can just convince them that this is not some sort of a fancy checkers game, we’ll be in business!