Monday, August 8, 2011


Steve and I have been talking for a while about making a chore chart (really more of a division of labor chart) so we finally sat down last week and split up chores and officially who does what. It is nice to have it written down on paper what each of us is primarily responsible for. It's been difficult for me getting into a groove with keeping up with the house. Me becoming a mostly stay-at-home mom coincided with becoming pregnant, so it's hard to know what things are going to be like when I am not pregnant and also have a second kid. I hope I can keep everything balanced and be as good of a mom and homemaker as I want to be.

It is seriously amazing how quickly your house can go from dirty to clean and back again. Our house was a wreck yesterday and my amazing husband was off last night so he was awake and not only did his "chores" but even helped with some of mine, and our house looks fabulous right now! I just gotta keep it that way because we are having our friend Courtney over for dinner tonight, and it's much nicer being in a clean house.

And he let me sleep in until 11 today and got Simon breakfast and played and read with him for a while. (In my defense I was up until 2 watching a movie with Steve, so I really didn't sleep in that late.) Then, when I woke up we went to eat at the Gold 'n Silver Inn and had breakfast/lunch. I love my husband and feel so fortunate to have such a great man in my life. I am currently watching Teen Mom (can you believe I admitted that!) and it makes me grateful for a great husband, son, relationship, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ and belief in eternal families in my life. This post was just supposed to be about cleaning so here is a fun little picture. (I am trying to post more frequently and smaller and with pictures.) Simon was helping me vacuum earlier because he found a spot that needed to be vacuumed so he got it out and plugged it in and turned it on so I let him help me vacuum after I vacuumed everything up (the vacuum was actually on and in use in this picture).


Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies said...

Good work, Simon! Bryant and Abigail just started using the vacuum too.

dacjohns said...

I think I would be afraid to let the kids vacuum at that age. It is so easy to vacuum up the wrong thing or get an area rug stuck up in it.

A chore chart is a great idea. Do you get a star if you get your job done? And a reward later?

Kari and Steve said...

As long as you pick up the floor first the vacuuming isn't too worrisome, and our area rug doesn't have fringe, if it did I would worry a lot about him sucking it up!
Rewards for our chores might be a good idea, at least for me. Even if the reward is just something tiny or an hour break or diaper duty or something like that.... hmm... We just wrote down who does what, help better define our responsibilities and expectations.