Years ago I wanted to get my boys into doing chores simply to help me out because they were in elementary/middle school and their dad was away for work. I started a chore chart. That never took off. So I came up with cutting out the chores and putting the papers in a container so they could shake it and choose one to do. It wasn't long before they were tired of that. It came down to: *pulls paper* Nope. *puts paper in*...*pulls paper* Nope. *puts paper in*...*pulls paper*THIS AGAIN?!?
We tried lists off an on but nothing would stick. A few months ago I offered an allowance (something I never do) for services rendered, as it were. 4th grader gets $5 per week if he completes his. 9th grader gets his cell phone paid for each month, $50 through straighttalk. No worky, no pay, no phone. We started again with 3 choices off of the list per week and they had 3 daily things that had to be done, make the bed, pick up laundry in their room and keep the floor clean. After a month that went down the toilet. They started being "forgetting" to do chores until Saturday and still expected pay. sigh. They were worn out and aggravated because they waited a week and had to do it all at once.
I told these lovely children, whom I torture, that they could try something fun and just do one a day. One chore a day and that would just take so much stress off. They fell for it. Suckers. It was another two months before they realized they were doing 7 chores a week. Of course once the bomb dropped they refused to do anything. LilBit though had amassed a pretty good deal of money. Legs gets his phone...or he doesn't. Either way, I win. It's a little bit of aggravation when I have to chase them across the house listing the blue million things I run circles around them with chore-wise but they eventually get stuff done.
|This is the one I did for the kids.|
Today I decided to redo the chore list. Since they think it's torture anyway I decided to name it their Tort-chore List. I've made a pdf so all of you delightful parents can join me in torturing your children. Cmon, it's good for them. :D *insert devious laughter*
I used some minecraft images found all over the known world and left things blank for you to add your own
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