Saturday, March 28, 2009

Amazing Eight!

We now have an Amazing Eight kids living here. Imagine the loudness of the house! Whoo wee! Totally! So, I asked before about needing some ideas for keeping the house from looking like a tornado ran through it. Here's some ideas we came up with:

1. We wrote down a chore list between Michele and I and split them down the middle. Ex: She has one bathroom to keep clean throughout the day and I have the other. She cleans pots, I clean dishes. Etc.

2. Kids must do their assigned straightening chores twice a day, before lunch and before dinner. Not cleaning results not getting to eat the meal.

3. I cook 3 times a week and Michele 3 times a week. Sunday is optional of who cooks or leaves room for eating out. Whoever cooks dinner that night has to thoroughly clean kitchen before going to bed. Whoever cooks dinner, the other person has to make lunch that day.

Blah, blah, blah... on it goes. A nice little list. It really helps! I can't do it all alone because all the kids are all so little. 8 kids under 8 years old. LOL. Anyway, here is the kids just before prayer and bedtime with Charles.


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Wait! Where did these other kids come from? What's going on? They look like they're happy enough though. :]

Chris H said...

8 is a nice number.