this is what mom always said when she was on a discipline kick or a chore kick. (and she didn't mean extra coins) basically it was whenever she wanted to take the reigns back from the six of us kids.
i've been there for a few months now.
last week i used a small wall by the garage door to hang:
scripture of the month
miles family rules and consequences (the kids had input here)
a summer schedule (very relaxed with blocks of time for certain activities.)
i started the summer closet with books, games, summer movie tickets- free popcorn shirt-$1 soda cups for harkins, bubbles, card games, etc. i still need to grab some things including the light brite a friend suggested. it's a good start.
in the laundry closet i hung:
Laundry : how to
saturday I had alex read the how-to's to bailey while she did a load of wash.
then bailey read the next half to alex while he switched the laundry, added the dryer sheet, removed the lint, and started the dryer. i told them when the baby comes, it will be their responsibility to do the laundry while i recover. if they follow the schedule of 1 load of colors and 1 load of whites a day, they can stay on top of it.
they actually seemed to enjoy it. we'll see how long that lasts. but at lest they did it without a problem.
the family rules are going well. this is the first time i've bundled adam in with the "big kids" and held him to the same standard. i took his TV privilege away for a day last week when he hit alex for drinking the last of the o.j. the next morning he woke up and said,
hey! i have all my priviges!
and he's said it every morning since, even if they weren't taken away the day before.