Monday, March 5, 2012

Chores

I'm not really quite sure who is worse... Caleb or myself. Okay, being that I'm the grown up, the mom and technically should be better, I'll take the blame. He doesn't like doing chores and I'm not good horrible about being consistent and making him stay on track. I'm sure it's the ADD that we both are so lucky to have that keeps us both off track but NO MORE EXCUSES. 

I'm tired of getting mad at him for not doing what he's suppose to do and he's tired of hearing me repeat myself over and over and over and over. Okay, you get the drift. So, I decided to make this fun for the both of us. I pulled out my fun boy paper and went to work on a project. It took me less than an hour to pick out the paper, figure out what I wanted to do and create it. I'm pretty sure that's a record for me and I should get some type of award :)

Here is what I came up with 



The paper is from Echo Park's line Little Boy. I love all the colors. The letters are from Bo Bunny and I've had them for sooo long. I can't believe that I was able to find all the letters to fit just right. Must've been fate. I made up chores in Word for each morning, afternoon and night for every night of the week. He has an task so he knows exactly what he has to do. No questions asked because believe me, he would come up with 10. He knows what he gets and what he doesn't get at the end of the week. Now I have to stay consistent and he has to get his chores done. I have a really good feeling about this. Lord, help me. 


Here is what it looks like with his appropriate card just waiting for him to check off everything he's done. He did really good this afternoon and evening and even seemed to have fun doing it. I hope this helps us get along a little better. Morning time seems to be our worst time of the day. He is not a morning person and I don't like bad attitudes. 

I'll fill everyone in on how it went at the end of the week. Wish us luck! 

Angel

5 comments:

  1. Such a great idea! I hope it makes the chores more fun! Good luck! :0)

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  2. oh my goodness what a sweet idea! Andddd know what is even more exciting?! Not only do we have blog names {kinda} in common, but we also have men in our lives named Caleb..... like I have already said I think we were meant to be friends!!!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  3. Thanks Jaime! He's doing so good with his chores as well! I love the name Caleb and I'm so glad we have that in common as well. I see the beginning of a beautiful friendship :)

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  4. Fabulous idea! I might have to try that!

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  5. I've always wanted to alter a clipboard. Thanks for the inspiration

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