I mean it really WORKS! So far chores have been getting done with no nagging involved! Mr. T.’s tasks include taking out the trash, twice a week vacuuming, dishes and cleaning the floors, toilet, bathroom sink and mirror in the guest/kid’s bath. He actually stops playing his game and does his chores – when he’s supposed to – without me telling him to! This takes a giant load off mom and dad! Hallelujah!!
Pie’s chores are the same as her brother’s with dusting instead of bathroom cleaning. Putting them together on the dishes chore has an added and unexpected bonus – brother and sister bonding time. Even though it takes them three times longer to get the dished washed, dried and put away the way they do it, it’s so worth it. I love listening to them make up stories and songs, tell jokes and GET ALONG while they get their work done.
I guess this only goes to show that a favorite old song – Whistle While You Work – really is true! How do you get your children to do chores? Do you have a rewards system? Getting their $5.00 weekly chore allowance may play a part in how well this is going over for us!