A glorious thing happened while I was in my first 4 months of pregnancy, while I was tired, nauseous, and producing tons of saliva (thank goodness THAT's over....as of August 7.) We discovered that 9-year-old Madeleine could clean up the kitchen by herself!!!!
And, there is just NOTHING that makes me happier than chore-progress! So, of course, I MUST blog about it.
At her request, I made this little checklist for her check-marking-pleasure; she likes to see what she's accomplished and how much is left. And, it helps her learn things like "rinse the pots and pans BEFORE you make up the hot, soapy water." We keep this on the front of the fridge:
She had lots of help in August with Mathilde here, but she is back doing it mostly by herself with me occasionally popping in. I never thought I'd be able to "occasionally pop in" on my kitchen getting cleaned up! LOL! Dreams DO indeed come true!
This also caused us to switch evening chores around by ZONE, which also has the added benefit of kids not bugging each other while working. Plus, Madeleine is able to hum and sing all she wants without annoying her sisters. LOL!
- Madeleine - Kitchen
- Erika - Living Room & School Room
- Dorothy Jo - Bedrooms & Hallway
- Caroline - Laundry