I know, that I wrote 'next up was our Summer Bucket List', but I decided to post the Summer Job Charts first, since "work comes before play"! That is a little idea that I am trying to teach my boys. Somedays, I feel like it is a constant phrase coming out of my mouth.
It helped a lot once I got our Summer job system up and going on our 'Family Command Center'. Ever since life has been much happier, with a much cleaner house (yeah!) and a less frazzled and nagging Momma. When the expectations are clear my boys do so much better. I figured out what I needed done everyday and divided it up between the boys. The three oldest rotate between certain jobs--with the description outlined below. My two little boys have age appropriate jobs each day too.
For the older boys, I typed a detailed description of what the listed jobs meant. I fogot Dishes--but have told them when they see that on their chart--they are the 'Dish Duty Dude': meaning unloading and reloading dishes throughout the day. I am hoping that they will learn to put their dishes in the sink and maybe brotherly peer pressure will help.
The jobs are now clearly outlined for the summer and I don't have to change the routine until school starts. It is really important to me that my boys learn to work, so they know that there will also be big projects we work on together once a week or so. Such as, last week we dug out a HUGE thorny giant of a bush that was taking over our front planter box. It took us hours but I could tell the boys were proud of their work:)
I found a great weekly calendar from Erin Condren online. I love the bright and fun colors and personalized design. I also ordered the Life planner, which I LOVE too!
I recently purchased this and used it to laminate the charts. Now I can add notes with a dry erase marker if I want.
So far so good. We are working hard and playing hard too! We have already crossed off a couple of things on our bucket list. Now that jobs are out of the way--the fun is coming...Summer Bucket List really is up next!
Yeah for summer!!