Chore Lists have a way of getting out of hand. We homeschool moms like to make lists so extensive and detailed that our poor children cringe when they see them. If we actually followed our crazy lists, no one would get anything accomplished in a day except all the chores we put on there; that is, if we could manage to implement these lists for more than one day. That’s right – we can’t actually make our chore lists work because they are beyond our children’s ability to stay focused and beyond our ability to stay consistent. These lists are TOO MUCH!
We have to stop seeing our chore lists as the place we write down our dossier of micromanagement. We have to create simpler lists that are easier to manage. And the place we need to start is our Morning Chore List.