So you see, I've had little time for me and I wish I could say I see a light at the end of the tunnel, but I don't. Lol. More and more I find the need for organization in our lives and I am hoping to instill a bit of that into our five year old. Mean ole mom came up with a chart this week for baby girl and it's dynamite. Really, It's shocking how well she has taken to it. Having just recently become a stay at home mom, I am on new territory here as well as my daughter and husband. Our routines are changing and I needed to re-think a few things. I am finding my daughter craves structure during the day and I do to. So, I made her a handy dandy chore chart and here's what it looks like (neon pink cause my daughter is that kind of girl :)
Every day she is to....take vitamins, brush teeth (in that order!! Must brush away those sugary vitamin remnants!), get dressed, do workbook, tidy up room, put all dirty laundry in hamper, collect eggs, help in garden as mommy needs, say prayers and practice piano. On weekends, baby girl gets a break from piano and workbook work. Also, realizing that she is only Five, she practices between 5 and 10 minutes on piano and does 2-3 kindergarten worksheet per day. Baby girl loves to mark her chores off the list and is excited about her weekly and monthly rewards. This week she has chosen a trip to the local drive-in as a reward! The whole family benefits! I would like to encourage all parents to make sure their children have responsibilities and are provided a good learning environment full of praise. It is so much simpler and quicker for me to do everything for her, but what am I teaching her if I do!?! Our children deserve our time, love and teachings!
P.S. I know this blog was originally intended to be a food blog and I must admit, it seems anything but that. We'll just have to see!