Maybe this time we will really be able to stick to a cleaning routine if I announce it on here and then keep you all updated on a weekly basis. Every Tuesdays, perhaps?
Before we begin the routine we need a game plan. We will adjust as needed, but here’s what I am thinking:
First, everyone is in charge of washing their own dishes. It is amazing how much dinner dishes and snack dishes add up. I will still do cooking dishes, I am sure but every little bit helps and for the girls three dishes is easier than fifteen.
Next, each child will have their own area as well as their part in the room. Breanna has already decided she wants to be in charge of their restroom. Veah is in charge of sweeping and mopping the main areas.
If they can keep up with this then in three weeks (today is 10/30 so it will be 11/20) then they can start doing chores to make money. I do this because they need to understand that some chores are done because they are members of the family and some can be done to teach them responsibility with money. Obviously, they are not allowed to do a paid chore if their unpaid chores are not done.
For me, my first goal is to keep up with the dishes and the laundry-which includes folding the laundry and getting it put away!
Update a week from the day this is posted.