It's 6/6/12 today.
Last day of school.
Let the summer fun begin.
Yesterday I enjoyed a wonderful laid back birthday.
Thanks for all the wonderful wishes!
We ordered dinner in from Rutherford Grill and I
had their amazing cornbread for lunch today from the leftovers.
Oh and last night we had a family meeting
where we informed our children that they would begin doing chores
this summer. What a concept...Chores.
Kaia said we were ruining her summer.
And swore that her friends didn't have chores.
She hated the idea of having chores.
Thought we were so unfair.
We promised that most kids have chores.
Then we called a few of her friends,
Seniors that are graduating today,
to see if they had chores.
We had them on speaker phone and told them they had just become
part of our family meeting!
She begged for them to not make her life difficult
but they all confirmed...they had chores.
And even offered to come help her with lawn mowing and car washing!
Hers aren't hard this summer.
Kaia's chores are....
Load the dishwasher after dinner.
Mow the Lawn.
Pick up her room and make bed daily.
And each week her and Blake wash my car.
I kind of laughed when I said 'wash my car.'
Only because it will be such a luxury for me!
That made her even more mad.
Blake's chores are....
Clean off dinner table.
Unload dishwasher when needed.
Pick up bedroom.
And help wash my car. Giggling again!
Seriously these kids don't know how easy they have it.
We have a sweet lady that cleans our house....
because I don't do it ALL!
So they got off easy with no bathrooms and dusting.
My chores when I was growing up!
There's more though....
Each child will get a weekly allowance this summer.
In $1 bills.
When they complain about their chores or don't do them...
they owe me a buck.
Oh and breakfast.
But it came out wrong.
They don't have to eat breakfast if they don't want to...
but we are eating breakfast at home this summer.
Not going to IHOP or bagels or McDonalds.
Nope. Cereal this summer.
Or eggs if they want.
I don't care, I just would like them to eat breakfast!
Kaia's friends think I'm officially nuts about breakfast
but I think it makes for less grouchy kids.
except in order for them to do their dinner chores....
I have to start cooking dinner!