It’s a little hard for me to believe sometimes, but my boys aren’t babies anymore! My oldest is reading, playing sports and going to the library all by himself and my youngest is dressing himself, playing independently and only too eager to remind me that he’s “a big boy.” Going from caring for all my boys’ needs to realizing that they can handle more responsibility themselves has taken me a bit of time, but I’m getting there!
Finding ways to give my boys the responsibility that they craved has been one of my biggest challenges and so I decided to start simply by giving the boys some daily chores. And just as I was planning out that idea, Tailor Made Whiteboards contacted me and offered me the chance to review one of its gorgeous customized activity planners, chore boards or menu planners. Of course, I chose the Chore Board and I was especially excited that I was able to customize it with a picture of my two boys to make it extra special!
When the Chore Board arrived, I pulled it out and planned a place to hang it. I finally mounted it on the door of the closet in our back porch, as it is a nice, clear area. The Chore Board looked absolutely beautiful hanging on the door and the boys were both so excited about getting stars and eventually rewards for doing their little jobs each day. We discussed some different chores the boys might be able to manage and finally decided to start quite simply with Zackary picking up the toys in the living room, Benjamin setting the table and both boys throwing their clothes into the hamper instead of dropping them on the floor as was their habit.
I wrote the boys’ names and chores on the board along with a few chores for me and we tried out our new system. The whiteboard made it so easy to make adjustments to chores or add new ones over the coming weeks and I especially liked the little spaces for jotting down notes. It made remembering school events or extra-curricular activities so much easier because I didn’t have to hunt for a pen to scribble the activity on our paper calendar.
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