July 14, 2012

Do it

I redid my chore charts.

They're not fancy, because I have a very straightforward approach to working.

Besides, how annoying is it to spend time and money and effort to make a pretty chore chart to find out it doesn't WORK a week later. (We've all done that at least once, yes?)

Anyways, I never realized I had such strong opinions about chores and working until recently. You see, at my house, people are expected to work. And I guess at some other houses, that is not expected. And that BLOWS MY MIND.

I just don't see how a household can function smoothly and efficiently if all the parts aren't working together. And I know that I'm pretty much in charge of the household, but being in charge of the household does NOT mean that I do all the work, and you watch me. Oh no, no, no.

The thing is, it has taken me years and years to learn how to properly manage a household. You think dinner magically appears on the table each night? I laugh at your naivety.

At any rate, I have reworked the chore charts, and divvied up the housework, and my charts aren't pretty, but they are functional, which means that I think they're beautiful. (<--- And that was one sentence)


IN SHORT. I finally got my master clean lists done. Chore charts have been made. Rules and expectations have been posted at children's eye level, and we are ready to roll.

LET'S DO THIS.