Friday, May 8, 2009

Chore Chart

Ian has been begging me to make him a chore chart (he wants to be just like the neighbors!) for a while, so we finally sat down and made one a couple days ago.  Now I am asking myself, why didn't I do this sooner???

I know it's probably the honeymoon period, and the novelty will quickly wear off, but for two days in a row he has willingly made his bed, brushed his teeth (well, mostly willingly), set the dinner table, and cleaned up his toys (in a kinda sorta way).  

What kids won't do for a sticker.

I made some changes to next week's chart, adding 'Feed Pets' to his list, because sadly, our poor fish starved all day yesterday until I realized at bedtime that I had completely forgotten that they are living creatures and apparently need food 2-3 times per day.  Oops.  It is such a good thing that the boys tell me when they are hungry, because we would seriously be in trouble if they just continued to swim around happily on the top of the aquarium as if nothing was wrong when they were dying of malnutrition.


Tiffanyrose said...

Would the "neighbors" be Kenna and Andy?

Laurie said...

Of course they are! I figure I don't have to worry about Ian wanting to be like your girls until he asks for his first tutu.

LeShayne said...

We did that but the reward is allowance. The honeymoon phase is unfortunately past for us. I do have to say this though - I am so proud of my kids bc they make very little for allowance and always want to bring some for offering. It makes me want to raise their allowance...Good luck to Ian! And you on this new endeavor.