|Three bright, capable kids 630 feet in the air at the St. Louis Arch|
For every chore they did today that I didn't have to supervise, answer questions about, or otherwise mostly do myself, they got a half hour of extra computer time. It was wonderful. They cleaned the bathroom sinks, swept the floors, vacuumed, dusted, put away laundry, threw away grass clippings, paired socks, emptied the dishwasher and refilled it, cleaned the kitchen sink and washed the front window. It was a huge help to me and I didn't feel guilty when they had extra time to play games online because I knew they had really worked hard.
There is no deadline with housework, but having things clean and sparkly really does help me to be more productive. Robb came home to a welcoming house which I know made him feel better too. The kids were proud of their contribution. It was a win all around and we will definitely do that again!