Final Answers on the Chore Chart (I think)

In an email with "email the chore list" in the subject line, someone wrote:

I was wondering if you could send me the chore document in the original program. You have it posted as a JPEG and it would save time retyping if you sent the word or txt file along.Thanks so much!

No, I'm afraid I can't. As as said in this post, it was saved as a [.pages] file.  I also mentioned that a previous chore list is available to download here. There's another one here. They are both Word files that you can use as templates.  Incidentally, I found these by searching "chore chart" on the Blogbar on the righthand sidebar of this blog. I offered a JPEG this time so that you could have a literal picture of what my chore chart looks like. I don't think there's any way to avoid retyping. Your children don't have the same names as mine. Your rooms and chores and priorities are bound to be different. I bet even your trash pick up day is different. There is real worth in thinking through the system. When you think it through for your house and your family, you benefit enormously from being intentional.  If you really want a chore chart all made up for you, Motivated Moms sells similar chore charts, but they are geared to Mom and not children. For our family, it was well worth the time to make a chart geared specifically to us.

In another email, Monique wrote:

Do you actually mark things off as they are completed either daily and/or weekly?  I used your chart last time a spring board to create a chart for the things I wanted the children to do weekly with their school work.

I do actually mark things off. There are seven "bubbles" beneath the daily chores. After I inspect the job I fill in the bubble. For the weekly tasks, there is a line to left of the job for a check mark after inspection. Making a similar chart for school work is a great idea--I just might give that a try!

Incidentally, there are no complicated reward systems attached to the chore chart. Basically, in this house, we go with 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." Generally speaking, food is a great motivator! ;-)