I couldn’t believe what I was hearing today when my 9 year old daughter called down from the bathroom, where she was mopping the floor (miracle number one accomplished only because I remembered to tell her that she needed to do her 15 minute contribution to the household before she went to Nana’s. Had I forgotten, it wouldn’t have happened - remember - if it’s to be, it’s up to you!)
Anyway, of course I wanted to see her system, I was amazed that she even had a system although she is the one that has been making lists since I can remember and gets pre-organized so far in advance that it drives me nuts (I don’t really want to worry about her birthday party details for days when it isn’t for another 10 months).
I still don’t know if she was born that way or if any of what I have been trying to accomplish has rubbed off on her, I certainly never told her she needed a system for washing the bathroom floor (a chore she requested, rule #2 - be flexible - if it makes them happy and is reasonable, go for it. Personally I was thrilled, it really needed to be washed!)