I’ve been wanting to find a new job system for my kids before summertime hits my house (yeah, you totally know what I mean)! I wanted to be a step ahead–having a good system in place so I don’t have to nag at my kids when we should be making the most of our time together. I can’t even tell you how EXCITED I am to share this post!
Yes, there are so many cutesy charts out there in Pinterest/blog-land that may work great for some of you. I’m not putting them down in any way. I’ve seen some REALLY cool, impressive systems and I think they’re all great! But for me…well, I’ll be honest. Most of them require too much maintenance on MY part. I’m a great starter…until it becomes too much work for me to keep up with it all. I don’t like laminating charts, updating jobs, monitoring progress, flipping over magnets, sliding in chore cards, tallying up points, trying to remember who’s supposed to do what on which day, trying to find a good wall for these charts to hang on, keeping track of the dry erase markers, and all the headache that goes along with paying up and trying to be consistent and fair. I have five busy kids and am in school full-time. This new system was an answer to prayers.
3. Once they’ve chosen, I’m notified (your choice– email or text) to pay up…and I love that it’s not always in money! It’s wonderful!