October 1, 2008

Life is like a plate of nachos...


...not every single chip can be covered with cheese!
I'm on a mission to get things done today. Okay, so it's sort of a half-assed mission since I'm sitting here and haven't gotten much done. Laundry is in progress (when is it not?) and dinner is in the crockpot. Well, most of dinner. We're having THIS tonight. Since we don't have cheer practice, I thought it would be nice for the girls to have something fun to eat without being hurried to do so!
Have you seen those ads (maybe here, definitely elsewhere) for 'Free Printable Chore Charts?' I clicked on one the other night (not my ad, someone else's....clicking on my own would be WRONG! But you can click as much as you like, if something grabs your attention!) and signed us up. Oddly enough, another mom at cheer practice last night just told me that she had signed up on the same site and loves it. I didn't spend much time there the first time, so I had to go back today and check it out again. There are so many great things for the kids to do there! And, checking off that they did their chores can actually result in points earned toward games and little things they can 'buy' on the site. It's sort of like Webkinz, but they have to earn the right to be there. That's awesome!
So, the site is called Handipoints and it seems to be a great idea! The parents control everything and kids can log in with their own passwords to check on their points and play the games and such. Such a great reward for a job well done! I have designed and printed out chore charts for all three of my kids. I'm not sure if I'll make one up for B5YO...she likes to help out around here even less than my OWN kids! Besides, she won't be around on evenings and weekends, which is when they will mostly get the chance to reap their rewards.
5YO just got home from school and I've started explaining the system to her. She's rushing around to complete chores in order to get stickers. (I've decided to put stickers on their chore chart for the things they complete and transfer it all over to the site at the end of the week.) So far, this seems to be a success. I'll keep you posted, though. We never stay THAT excited about ANYTHING for THAT LONG. (Okay, so I'm the flakiest of us all!)
My dryer just buzzed really loud, which means it's done. Shortly after we bought our dryer, we found one at another store for ten dollars less....and the only thing different on it was that you could control that annoying buzzer. So it would have been BETTER for LESS. Story of my life...
Dinner already smells good and it won't be ready for another three hours! 5YO just asked me if she can get rid of stuff in her room. Ummmm.....HELL YEAH!!!!! Does she need me to rent her a dumpster? Because I'll do it....

1 comment:

SJSFalter+ said...

Ill check out the chore list site, Q-tip needs some new incentive to stay motivated. And I really need to start using my crock pot again. Im such a slacker.