One of the advantages to blogging are all the great mom blogs out there. Lets face it, we're all just looking for a little support and advice. One of my favorite sites, orgjunkie.com had a really great idea for a chore chart. We needed something that was simple, customizable and had a daily/weekly checklist. She made a PDF version for both boys and girls that were also age appropriate. I spent hours looking online for the perfect chart, when this one was right under my nose.
Declan and Cian are the only two really old enough to do chores. I can handle the bathrooms, laundry, dishes, and vacuuming. What I really need help with is the dining room, classroom, backyard and living room. That's where the boys come in. Daily chores for Declan consist of clearing and sweeping the dining room after meals and feeding the dog. Cian picks up all the toys and trash in the living room before bed. Weekly chores for Declan, cleaning up all the dog poop on M-W-F along with cleaning his and the baby girls room with Cian after school on Fridays. Saturdays the classroom needs to be cleaned. The chore chart is organized by chore per day and a box for them to initial after they complete each chore. At the bottom of each day and week, is a box for me to initial as well. Its not much and simple enough for both of them to handle together. As a reward on Sunday, after I have signed off that all chores were completed, Sean will give them each $2 for something they really want. Its teaching them to save as well. We just started this today, so I'll post an update in a few week.