I live with slobs. My husband is a slob therefore Lael has turned into one as well.
I makes it hard for me because I already despise cleaning but I do clean but I get NO HELP!
When my hubby calls himself helping he does a piss poor job.
Lael has so much shit Santa would need a list of things she DOES have to cross-reference.
This was the last time I was able to get her to voluntarily vacuum. It was nice while it lasted.
My husband is a lost cause. I gave up on him way back when we were dating and I went to retrieve my ahem....undergarments and found his whole life stuffed under his bed. (I thought his bachelor pad was unusually clean…and empty.)
I’ve tried many different methods to Lael in the cleaning mode. I tried the 15 minute race. I set the timer for 15 minutes and we clean as much as we can in that time frame. She caught on to me and says she doesn’t like that game.
I’ve bagged up her toys that she leaves laying around but her dad always gives them back.
She’s gotten better but I still know there is room for improvement. She will be 6 in October and will be starting the 1st grade in a few weeks.
I talked to her about putting up a chore chart for her and she seemed really excited. I kept forgetting to do it and SHE has actually been bugging me about it.
I found this site and I thought she would think it was swoon over the Sweetheart chart. I printed it out on some card stock (from work of course!)and now I am lost as to how to fill it out.
What chores are appropriate for her age? Should she get a reward? How often? Should she get an allowance at the end of the week?
I would love your opinion. What do you do to get your little people to pitch in around the house?