Monday, November 19, 2012

oops! jar

Every once in awhile I get fed up with my children.  Mostly they are terrific kids and I would'nt trade em for the world.  But sometimes they fight, leave their stuff lying around the house, have to be asked multiple times to do stuff, say unkind things to each other or - the one I dislike the most- say, "I'm bored",  I borrowed an idea from the blog of another mother who must have this problem in her house too.

She has a list of tasks that are punishments that her kids have to pull and then do when they are caught doing any of the above. It sounds so much better to say " go get a job from the oops jar" then a nagging tongue lashing.  And if they start to debate their cause, just keeping adding tasks.

Here are examples of what is in my jar:
 
Clean out Mom's car of trash and cups
Pull weeds in back yard for 10 minutes

Pull weeds in front yard for 10 minutes
Rub dad’s feet for 10 minutes and do, ‘this little piggy’ to him.

Clean a sibling’s room for 10 minutes
Wipe down a bathroom toilet
 
Clean a bathroom mirror while singing any song.

Clean out silverware drawer

Wipe down outside of fridge and have a treat afterwards.
You are free but this is a WARNING!
 
Vacuum mom’s car
clean upstairs bath
Give mom and dad a hug and say,
“I will never leave my stuff out again.”
Wipe down walls by garage door
Wipe down garage door inside and out
Empty all garbage’s
Write a letter to someone who has done a service for you and tell them thank you.
water the plants
find matches in mismatched socks under dryer
Sweep front porch and ride your bike around the block.
 Play with Brady for 10 minutes
clean out a junk drawer
Dust living room
windex glass door

You are free but this is a WARNING!

You are free but this is a WARNING!

Tell all of your siblings 3 things you love about them.

Write 50 times “I will not leave my things out.”

Do 25 jumping jacks while singing, “I am a cleaning machine.”

Run around the house for 1 minute and see how many things you can pick up and put away.

Clean the dining room table with furniture polish.

Clean out the dishwasher

Clean out a heater vent.

Do research on the computer about how to clean with baking soda.

Choose 2 items of yours to donate to Goodwill.

Vacuum the office.

Scrub an air vent with a toothbrush.

Scrub your toilet while singing, ‘whistle while you work’.

Pick up backyard, do a flip on the trampoline and beg your mother for forgiveness.

Sweep back patio

Organize dad’s shoes.

Vacuum stairs


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