morning jobs

August 4, 2015

for the past couple months, i’ve had the boys do their “morning jobs” before we venture forth in to the day’s adventures. i traced each of their hands and for each finger, put one job that needs to be done and hang their “hands” on the refrigerator (thank you so much stacy for the inspiration for this! šŸ™‚ )


i have one word descriptions to keep it simple and clear: bedroom, bathroom, dressed, teeth, vitamins.

they do the first 2 jobs with big sister (good practice for her in teaching and instructing) – cleaning josiah’s room and emptying trash then cleaning the guest bath (2 clean towels, 2 extra rolls of toilet paper, clean sink, toilet and empty trash). the instructions are very clear and repetitive and i “inspect” both of these areas before we move on. my inspection is exaggerated as we walk through everything, “are there 2 towels??” “yes!” etc. i praise for a job well done and we move on to brushing teeth and getting dressed.

the final chore, “vitamins” has morphed in to “vitamins or cod liver oil?” as they think this choice is so fantastic as they don’t like their vitamin and end up taking the cod liver which is my *preference for sure. *wink*.

this week, josiah’s been complaining when i announce that it’s time for morning jobs – “i don’t want to do our jobs today, mama!” wah. wah.

and we get to learn and live the lesson every day: we work before we play. and we do our work, even when we don’t feel like it.


One Response to “morning jobs”

  1. Stacy Says:

    YAY! Good job! And way to be consistent! And on the days when you may not be…. you can just pick up and start again the next day. So glad it’s working! And such good training for the boys. šŸ™‚

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