The Lord must have heard my pleas for help because He gave me a little organizer.
My 5 year old Ella loves things to be organized, and it is not uncommon in my household to hear, “mommy, can I go organize my drawers, just for fun, pleeeeeeease?” Organizing, yes, cleaning, not so much. She gets overwhelmed and emotional at the very thought of cleaning her room (apparently, she does have my DNA). We needed a system that would work. I decided to try a chore book I purchased about a year ago but had yet to put in place.
I printed out the chore cards from Managers of their Chores, put the packs together, and showed her how to use them. I told her, “we’ll start with a morning chore pack and see how it goes; once you get used to it we can move on to more chore packs.”
Friends, a beautiful thing has occurred. My little babe LOVES cleaning her room now (and doing all of her chores). I kid you not. She wakes up in the morning and gets to it (there is an organizing aspect of the chore cards, which is why I think she thrives with them). She’s done before breakfast and is glowing because she accomplished something. So have I.
She is learning to be a manager of her domain, and this will serve her well in years to come. She also is ready for the afternoon and evening chore packs, “can I please have more chore packs mommy?!” Chore packs, FTW.
My son (4) also enjoy the chore packs, but he needs a little more help with his, so we work together. It is yet to be seen whether this system will be just right for him – we’ll have to wait and see.
Below is a video of Ella explaining how she uses her chore packs – grab your babes and enjoy!
(if you can’t see the video, click here)