Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday is a special day... it's the day we get ready for Sunday!

We always have a list longer than the day on Saturday. We have chores galore and places to go and people to see and things to do. Vague? Sorry.

The chore part of the day has never been the same twice. We never have figured out a good division of labor/responsibilities for the children. Outside chores are usually done with dad, and if we don't start inside chores early enough, it becomes boys outside and girls inside. Both will get done, but not a lot of teaching or learning takes place.

Our schedule was out of the ordinary today. K was gone shortly after noon and didn't return until 11:27pm. Prom is in 2 weeks, and her group of friends had their amazingly fun and creative day activity today. I only include this to show that she was out of the picture.

When R left to go to Home Depot for the 2nd time, I knew I had to act fast. I rounded up the troops and gave orders.

The goal: a clean house.
The technique: everyone will work together in each room until it is clean. We will have people vacuum, dust and tidy. We will trade jobs in each room... GO!

It went really well... surprisingly so! In 35 minutes, we cleaned almost 3700 sq. feet! Impressive if you ask me!

2 Highlights of the job:
1) when the boys found our chunky pink and blue microphones that are basically an echo chamber with a spring inside, they all broke out into a rousing rendition of "Fat Bottom Girls" by Queen!
2) the spontaneous "wrastle" that broke out at the end!

My boys did a great job. I hope they feel good about it and enjoy their clean home on the Sabbath.


Julz said...

Good job! it is a constant, never ending battle!

Jenn C. said...

I love your attitude. You are the best!