Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For my birthday this year, I devised a lovely plan that won't cost any money. I gathered my teenagers around and announced, "It's time for a family meeting. . . " I smiled. "About my birthday."
They came running.
I told them I wanted something so very much, and said they didn't need to spend a dime.
One of them guessed, "We don't have to clean the house, do we?"
"That's it!" I cheered!
But it will be much more fun than that.
I am putting together a lovely little package and will leave it on my kitchen table. I will use a large shoe box and wrap it up with delicate wrapping paper. I will write on the top, "Happy Birthday Mother!" Then I will put a slot in the top.
Beside this, will be a small basket with a great many index cards. Each card will have the name of a specific chore, such as "dust all the baseboards." There will also be a spot to sign the child's name, and the date the chore was completed. This card will then go into the happy birthday box as a present for mother! (The children will have an entire week to get these done.)
On my actual birthday, I will open the box, read all the cards and thank my loving children. I will then walk the house with great joy and see all the beautiful clean rooms. I can't wait!
A Sweet Way to Communicate with the Family - A Mailbox in the House.
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