I could not believe my eyes! Lauren was dressing her bed. I asked her if she dressed Caleb's bed and she said yes, so he could get a check on his chore chart. The chore chart is something I meant to start the day we moved into this house but...well.... lots of things were supposed to get done on the day we moved in and they will get done.....one day. So the chore chart is very simple. It has 5 pictures down the left side and they say the jobs: get dressed, dress your bed, brush your teeth, put on your jammies, pick up toys. They get a check when a chore is completed and 5 checks = a star. A star for each day will get them a reward. We're not sure what the reward will be but we want to be careful not to place emphasis on food. So far we've thought about playing games at Chuck E Cheese (cuz who can afford to eat there?), an ice cream cone, a small toy, maybe a trip to the dollar store. The first night we managed to get everything done with time to spare for several stories and group prayers.
This chore chart thing has been so wonderful. Lauren is dressing her bed right now (5:30 pm)because she took a nap in it.