A couple of days ago, Ty’s mom was down for a visit, so Ty and I took the opportunity to go out for dinner with Miss Aspen. When we arrived home, things were in utter chaos because the kids had left my mother-in-law to do all the meal clean up alone.
It was time for a new Table Chores list!
For the past several weeks, we’d been winging it. Mommy or Daddy would throw out random chores to random children until everything got finished. It was nowhere near the autopilot we were used to, but it was what we could manage.
When I asked the kids why they didn’t help Grammy with the after meal chores, they all exclaimed they had no idea who was supposed to do which chores. (Well, all but my 16 year old son who has gotten to the point where he automatically does whatever chores he sees needing to be done. He had helped Grammy to an extent, but had gotten sidetracked by the time I walked in the door.)