Monday, November 21, 2011

Chore Charts

One of those odd things that intrigued me about Blogs at first was all of the giveaways.  Now, in the just over a year that I've been blogging I've noticed that the number of comments in a lot of giveaways have gone from 100 to 600 or 700 hundred!  The first few months I was entering them, I won several and was shocked but then, well, came the dry spell HA!  I also got tired of jumping through hoops on some blogs to "enter" - meaning you had to do 47 things to even enter a comment OR had to like Facebook Pages, twitter accounts and more.  I just want to say "I like it and I want it" HA!   Well, back in August (yes, I'm just now posting this)  one of my favorite blogs, Oopsey Daisy, hosted a giveaway for a Chore Chart.  I had been thinking about what I wanted to do so I decided to enter.  Needless to say I was amazed to find out that I won!!

The site actually sponsoring the giveaway was Idaho Mom of 2.

Before I show you the chore chart I received, here are a few photos of other items currently up for sale in her shop:

Just really cute stuff!

I absolutely love the chart I received.  JoLynn was wonderful to work with as I figured out exactly what I wanted my chore cards to say and communicated with me when the item was ready to be shipped.  Check this out!
 Is that sign awesome?  You can customize the colors and she does have single name charts and I saw one with three names as well.  I love the little hooks and how sturdy the whole thing is because I know it will get beat up by two little boys!
I was able to pick 12 chores for of the boys (and she does include a wonderful list to chose from or you can make up your own!).  Each card includes a photo and the words for the readers and non-readers to be able to use.  Once the task is complete, just flip the card and they have the Happy Face Star on the back.  I like that this chart can grow with them - as they outgrown the chores I picked, I can return to JoLynn's shop and order some more cards to use. 

Now for reality,  I have not used this yet HA!  Right now, because the boys are so little still, we just have "lets help mom" moments and they do little things.  They are learning HOW to do the things that will be their chores like emptying the dishwasher, feeding the dog, brushing teeth and more. Once they have learned how to do those things, we will start working on daily chores and a small reward system.  I like the Dugger Family idea of paying pennies - especially at this young age but I haven't decided for sure yet.  We are working on our "kid" wall right now and this chart will hang on that wall along with clip board displays and a growth chart.  I can't wait to get everything done and hung!

If you are looking for something like this - check out Idaho Mom of 2!! 

Enjoy your Monday :-)