Thursday, June 9, 2011

Small Successes

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1.  Anna got her driver's license yesterday - that was her success!  But mine?  I let her drive to go pick up her sister later that SAME DAY...and I didn't hide in the back of the 12 passenger van either. :)

2.  I'm working on the basics here.  There are extra kids with extra time.  While I am normally quite good about assigning chores (think very complete chore chart here :) ) I am not so good at assigning the miscellaneous stuff like cleaning up the pile behind the shed, straightening up the laundry room, etc.  Been better this week.

3.  I have decided to do something a maze (ing) - see my post below.  I have been mulling over ideas for a different type of chore system complete with the information that needs to be done in each room.  I already have a list for the bathroom (what needs to be done daily and weekly) and want to do it for every room.  That should also make things easier when I reassign jobs...less training time.  And...when other kids fill in for each other.  I've been working on this in my head for quite some time but was somewhat paralyzed by beginning.  Today's assignment:  make a list of things that need to be done to accomplish this.

6 comments:

stmonicasbridge said...

Sounds like an awesome week. So loving #1...you are a great mom! ~Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge

munchesmom said...

LOL to the last part of #1. I'm not there yet, but I'm sure that it was tough to let go.

SherryTex said...

Great job on the D.L. I'm still in there swinging with my son and the 12 passenger van. How did she parallel park?????I can't even do that at 44.

RealMom4Life said...

ha! I can't parallel park it either! So, for that reason I pd the extra fee to her driver's training company and they drove her there immediately after her last behind the wheel session and she took the test in their car. I really don't think it's necessary to be able to parallel park the beast :)

And...my dh drives an Astro...slightly bigger than a mini-van. The extra fee was really worth it for us!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Chore charts are HUGE! Awesome that you got started on that!

Crunchy Momma said...

*sniffle* How is that chubby cheek second grader old enough to get a license???

Oooohhhhh, send me #3 when you get it done or even not done, just started so I can look at it. I think that might be the ticket around here too.

Just so you know, I red the last line of #2 as "Beer this week." Not sure how I got there...