Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Fun: To-Do Today

Today, Bud has cleaned the upstairs bathroom, washed the garbage cans, and emptied all the house trash cans.

Sis took out the recycling and weeded the garden.

I LOVE our tickets-for-screen-time/jobs-for-hire system!!!!

Beyond their usual chores (unloading dishwasher, helping with laundry, feeding cats, wiping table, sweeping kitchen) for which they do not receive any renumeration, they can choose to do extra jobs for tickets.  Each ticket is worth 15 minutes of screen time OR about $2.50.

The kicker is that they have to pay for screen time on weekdays.  If they want to play video games or Minecraft Monday through Friday, they have to have tickets.  That would be about 20 tickets a week for an hour of screen time a day (that's their max during the week.)  That's a ton of chores, which average one or two tickets each.

Perfect.

In fact, I'm going to have to dig deep to find more chores so that they can get their screen time!

Not a bad problem to have, I'd say.


(**I would LOVE for them to be able to clean each of our 4 litter boxes everyday, and would give beaucoup tickets, but everything I read says they're too young because of the bacteria in feline fecal matter.)

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