Over the last few weeks, since I started tweaking on our chores, I rewrote our routine chart. This one chart has all our household routines on it – from the day to day routines, the lists of tasks required to do, the zone cleaning, the kids chores, – everything all in one place.
It wasn’t long before having one chart started to change how I saw things. But this week I started to see that this one chart also changed how the kids saw things.
The kids are getting a big picture of keeping house too. As they refer to this chart for their daily tasks, they are seeing all that needs to be done. They see what I am working on, they see what each other is working on. Over the two weeks we have had this new system going they have offered to help more, they have taken initiative with chores more and they have taken up their own responsibilities with a lot more "heart", often going the extra mile. We still have aspects of training to work on, but their attitude has been different. I am sure it is because this chart has helped them see they are a part of a team.