The holidays are over, and the kids are back in school but their habits are still on vacation. It’s not unusual to fall out of the habit of doing daily or even weekly chores when your schedule changes dramatically. You may have spent time out of town or just away from the house more than usual during the break. Or you may have decided to be a bit more relaxed when it comes to cracking the chore whip (wait, don’t use a whip) during the holidays.
I know that in my house, we are pretty relaxed on Sundays when it comes to small things like bed making. Actually, I didn’t even set up a reward on ChoreMonster for making the bed on Sundays because I thought that our kids deserved a day off.
During the holidays, every day is like Sunday.
It’s not as if we suddenly decided the kids didn’t have to help us keep the house clean, but since we were so far outside of our normal schedule, the chore routine went down the drain too. Well now that it’s time to get back in the habit, do you have any creative ways to re-focus your kids after some time away from their routine?
I really want to hear from you on this one, so leave a comment here or discuss over on Facebook.