Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Saturday Chores

Sydney and Austin are learning that if we do our daily and Saturday jobs, then we can play. Last Saturday I asked them to clean out their lockers in the mudroom, which meant taking everything out and wiping down the shelves and then putting their shoes, coats, backpacks, etc away in the locker in an organized manner. I explained the task and then left the room to take care of Camryn. When I walked by, this is what I saw...


And then I heard Sydney say to Austin, "Ok Austin, you have to take out all your shoes and line them up, then you can wipe your shelves and organize your stuff back in the locker! Got it?"


Austin's finished product!



Sydney's finished product!

11 comments:

Lindsey said...

Wow, you have it MADE! It is always nice to have ONE child with some ODC tendencies! That way they can lead the cleaning pack. NICE JOB!

Jen said...

Gee, I wonder where she gets that from!? Greg, I still love you...

haley said...

Hi Christa,
I got your blog address from Facebook; I hope its okay. Your kids are so cute, it's good to catch up this way. Feel free to come by to mine too!

The Stokes said...

Wish it were that easy with my kids. Lucky you!

Lisa said...

I am drooling over the clean lockers ... oh that is my dream come true. A mud room let alone an organized one.

Laura said...

Are they for hire?

Heather Devlin said...

Jen come on we know its not just from Greg. Put OCD with OCD and out comes one dominate OCD child, and one recessive (lucky austin) and we'll have to sit back and see if Camryn turns out ok!! :)

hehe. wow. this is.... unheard of/amazing. :)

Jordan said...

When we have kids I am coming to you for advice! I can never get over how obedient they are! They even organized the shoes WHILE they were cleaning...

dusty and meag said...

everyone else wrote what I was going to..it must be true! so ...I 'll just say love your kids like crazy and I too would love to hire them to build and organize a mud room for us.

Holly D. said...

I love the shoe train. They both definitely inherited the neat gene.

Kim said...

Those pooooooooooooor kids. kidding, kidding.