"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Saturday, May 26, 2012

summer break starts TODAY!!! (unless you counted last evening)

today we're starting.  we have SO MANY fun things planned...
this morning we discussed and switched out chores.  here's our list:
  • match up socks  --#2
  • pick up lawn (dog doo, shoes/socks that might've been left out there, toys, etc.)  --mom & #4
  • kitchen clean-up after each meal (including: rinse dishes, load dishwasher, wipe off counters)  --#2
  • fold and put away laundry  --#1
  • fill water bottles  --#4
  • sweep and mop (kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, entry way)  --#1 & #2  SAT. ONLY
  • pick up living room  --#1
  • water Finnagen (3X/day)  --#3
  • clear table before meals  --#5
  • vacuum living room  --#3
  • clean both bathrooms  --mom & #3  SAT. ONLY
  • sort laundry and bring fullest pile to laundry room --#4
  • empty trash cans  --#3
  • wash off table (before and after meals)  --#2
  • organize toys and toy area  --#1 & 2  SAT. ONLY
  • vacuum rooms  --#4 SAT. ONLY
  • feed Finnagen (2X/day)  --#3
  • empty dishwasher  --#5
  • put away silverware  --#4
  • pick up toys  --#5
  • walk the dog  --#1
  • mow the lawn  --#1 / mom  FRI. ONLY
  • do laundry  --mom
  • make lunch  --mom & #2
  • clear table after meals  --mom
#1 being the eldest...
these are to go along WITH daily responsibilities:
  • clean room
  • make bed
  • get dressed
  • brush teeth
  • comb and style hair
  • devotions
and a NEW implementation (is that a word???):  we're pairing the kids up.  #1/#4.  #2/#5.  #3/#6.  they are responsible for their partner. 
SERVICE is our word/deed for this summer. 

breakfast is to be fixed and eaten by 9am.
chores are to be accomplished before noon (unless they are a time of day chore like the dinner-time chores).

this is my documentation.  notes taken. 

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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