Wednesday, August 4, 2010

who knew?

Both of my boys like my new technique- TO DO lists! Finally I have found an effective way to get them to do what I want without nagging them. I think they feel a sense of accomplishment checking the little boxes. I've always made them for myself. I thought I was sparing them, but I was wrong. They love it! Plus their future wives will thank me for training them well. Here's Chase's list from yesterday.

Today I added empty the dishwasher and sort the laundry- and they did it! The possibilities are endless, at least for a day or two.


  1. I hope you add "hug your mom" to the list!

  2. OOH Lesley, this is brilliant.
    I especially love the thank you to Nana. You should keep this. always think I should record the phone messages I get from Mum...The thank you notes are endless aren't they? (but people love them!)
    (Of course my Cy would mess it up by checking all the boxes willy nilly.) Complete anarchist!

  3. I'm starting one for Jack right now!