Well, it seems I have dropped the ball on any existence of a blog. Since it is a Sunday, and I should be working on my lesson plans, this seems like the perfect opportunity to catch up. Not much has changed, however. We are currently in birthday season when all of the kids turn a year older (Catie, 6; Abby, 10; and Zac, 12), the kids have begun a new school year, and I am still grappling with herculean task of conquering the chore chart. This is how my whole blog got started with my post Washing The Clean Dishes. That chore chart lasted about 72 hours. You remember what a lousy housekeeper Abby was at 7-years-old. This family has a ton of experience with many different chore charts. If you are looking for that mom blog with all the answers, you've knocked on the wrong door. This family is real and struggles the same as you to <<get.it.right>>.
Yesterday my kids were all off at different activities, so I got on my dust fairy wings and cleaned...and cleaned...and cleaned. By 4:00 the house was sparkling. By 10:00 the house was back to the way it was before I started. I had even cooked a nice dinner which I, and only I, ate.
So far, they have come out for an oreo, a piece of gum, to tattle (twice), and to make a playlist on my iPhone for added motivation. Now, they are back in their rooms. We shall see what is to come. More later.