I know you can't chalk EVERYTHING up to that reasoning, however, I have recently (it's been evolving since #4 joined our world) adopted those quotes as my "get out of jail FREE" card that I keep in my back pocket.
We have a chore list with each child being assigned a certain duty,
|This has been the schedule for a while-- may need to rethink it.|
The latest incentive was Daddy was gone to the ACCS conference in Dallas for a few days, so I encouraged them to help me get the "living" area of the house in tip-top shape for his return. They did (mostly happily hearted), and the gasp of surprise and awe from Daddy brought a huge smile to everyone's face. SUCCESS!
So, that worked...this time. But what about tomorrow? or the next day?
What are some of your ideas to get kids engaged and keeping up with their chores?