The kids are all excited for their summer vacation. Summer vacation though is not all fun and games. This mother would like to stress the need to share the workload. I always believe that everyone in our family should help in the household chores. This, as I see it, is part of “my-good-and-responsible-boys-in-the-future plan.” Also, I would like to stress to them that being kids do not merit them an excuse to be idle and avoid regular chores. Chores will definitely teach them responsibility and discipline.
And so, before I leave the house, I always remind the boys of some tasks to do. I make use of our whiteboard to help remind them of their house tasks. Aside from this mother’s instructions, there are boxes opposite each chore which they could tick once done. The board is also open to suggestions and comments.
Now, I am thinking that perhaps, I would introduce a star sticker for each task completed. I remember my boys going home happy and excited just to show to their parents the star stickers their teachers gave them. These cute star cut outs would be my incentive and would further motivate them to work more.
So maybe, it is time to cut some stars now.