In an effort to mix things up a bit, we’re starting a new chore system this week. I would love to take credit but I’m pretty sure I didn’t make this up myself. Tell me if this looks like your idea, because I would love to give credit where it’s due but my memory just isn’t playing nice today.
Here’s the old list.
This time I have divided the chores 5 ways. The 4 older girls will rotate down the list, week by week. The 5th and 6th girls will work together as a team.
If somebody does an unacceptable job all week, they will have double duty the following week: they’ll move down the list to the next set of chores but continue to work on their previous week’s assignment at the same time.
If somebody finds herself with double duty for a week, that means somebody else will find herself with no assigned chores. In that case, I’m thinking I will have a personal assistant for the week. You know, somebody to bring me bon-bons and frappucinos while I blog. After all, I’m not a working mom. Wink, wink.
#1 – Deanna, our oldest will start here
Vacuum (dining room & living room)
#2 – Kaitlyn starts here
Bookshelves (dust & straighten)
#3 – Lydia starts with these jobs
Job Inspector (make sure sisters did their jobs and report to me)
#4 – Megan starts here
Animals (dogs, cat & litter box, gerbils, rabbits)
#5 – Natalie & Becca
As usual, dishes, laundry and bedrooms are separate from the job list.
What do you think? Is the Job Inspector title asking for trouble, or saving me some trouble? Have you ever tried something like this before?