Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sometimes a Little is All You Get

It's been a rough week. After our weekend of partying, Wingnut was down for the count with a flu like bug and the children have followed suit, one by one. This is one of those weeks where I need to be happy with just getting a little done around here.

1) We're still working on potty training Baby Wingnut. We've had good days and bad days, but he is getting the hang of it. Our one big problem is that he is very busy and doesn't like having to stop and use the bathroom.

2) I have caught up on our laundry. Needing to stay home because everyone is sick did leave me time to keep the washer and dryer going.

3) For the summer we switch gears a bit and instead of having the same chore all week the children draw popsicle sticks with the name of a chore written on them for their chore of the day. I have four rotating chores (unloading the dishwasher, dust mopping, vacuuming, and bathroom up-keep) and then we have one popsicle stick with "Free Day" written on it. Obviously, the lucky winner of that stick doesn't have to do a chore that day. I've paired up with Special K, helping her with her chore and teaching her how to do it properly. She's actually a great little helper and I'm enjoying helping her learn how to do the chores around the house.

Do you have any small successes to share? Leave your list at Faith and Family Live.
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sam said...

We had three different germs going around here last week...bummer!!!


Katie said...

The chore idea is a great one! I will have to remember that one when the kids are older.

Potty training is the the same here for K . . . some days he wants to and other days, he does not. He will consistently go on the potty if I leave his lower half naked . . . yesterday he said, "Mommy, quick, put a diaper on me, I need to go potty!" Forget the training pants, it is nakedness for K!

Party of Eight said...

I love #3! I will have to think about that one...Great successes! Hope everyone is on the mend!

Your Bro said...

What??? That's It????? Taking care of a sick family AND getting something else done is nothing big???? Please...great job Mau. Those aren't small successes they are HUGE! Props to my Kitty Kat and her willingness to be a great helper. I'm sure it takes some extra energy to keep her on task but when you do she performs like a champ. I know I would work hard at rigging the popsicle stick pull to make sure I got the free day every time we pulled!!! Of course I would find some way to screw it up and get toilets every week.

Love Ya Mau

Your Bro

ViolinMama said...

Oh I pray you all get better, and what great ideas for #3 and around the house. I'm proud of you. Sickness is NOT easy!

Much love!