Wednesday nights we have a Bible study at our home. Jim does a fair amount of cleaning so when I get home, I'm not overwhelmed with the mess. I get dinner on the table and rush to get anything done that didn't get done, like the bathroom! Since yesterday was the last day of school, the boys are home all day, and I was anticipating a huge disaster waiting for me. I decided to write out a list of a few things I wanted the boys to do so that (in the upstairs at least) the mess is kept under control. I don't feel like I asked too much of them and they seemed alright with it (poor daddy is left to be the enforcer of my ideas!). The list looked something like this:
-Tidy up movies and Wii games
-Put shoes in closet and hang up coats, sweaters and ball caps
-Clean up papers, pens, crayons, scissors from the floor
-Put any clothes on the floor in laundry baskets
-Put all dishes in the sink or dishwasher.
Those are the current things that need to be done as I looked around this morning. I typically have some of these things as weekly chores but seeing they are home all day now, I thought they could pitch in daily. I may try to do this each morning, give them a new list based on what I see needs to be done. I hope this will "work for me" Time will tell!
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