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Printable Chore Chart

I absolutely cannot believe school starts back in less than 3 weeks. This summer has flown by and the harsh reality that grumpy 7:00 a.m. mornings and homework are right around the corner have me freaking out a little concerned. During the summer we have had really late nights (like midnight bedtime for a 7 year old) and lazy mornings and sometimes days. Just the thought of having to get back on the Back to School routine makes me feel a little queasy!

We need it though. The fact is that I feel like I am a horrible mom and wife sometimes. We sleep in. I let little man watch TV and play video games to his hearts content. We stay in jammies until we have to go somewhere. We eat on the couch. We stay up until the wee hours of the morning. I spend far too much time on the internet reading about everyone else's seemingly perfect homes and lives while my laundry is piling up and the dust around here is forming it's own small town. We need a change. We need order. We need structure. I think I need a bigger adjustment than he does. I'm pretty sure of it. When I wrote this post in my head, it didn't take this direction. It was supposed to be about a seven year old needing to be more responsible. Let's get back to that before I'm feeling so guilty I can't finish this post.

I made this chore chart to encourage little man to take care of his business. He loves rewards and seeing his accomplishments so I think it will work perfectly for us. I am going to have it printed and laminated so we can check off all his daily responsibilities and he will be rewarded after he completes each week assuming it it full of smiles or checks or whatever we decide to fill them with.

For the Girls

For the Boys

Maybe for the Mamas

If your favorite little person need a little motivation to get to business, click the image to enlarge, then right click and save it. I think I'm going to print one for myself too. Maybe a little smiley face will entice me to do some laundry or something--maybe!

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Anonymous –   – (July 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM)  

I love the color schemes! Don't feel bad, I think we all go through bad mom phases. We are homeschooling and I'm still looking forward to getting back into a fall routine!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma  – (July 27, 2011 at 9:19 PM)  

I feel ya on the lack of order. My oldest is going to be in an early start preK 5 days a week. We have to be at school at 7:55! We usually aren't awake until 8:30, so times, they are a-changing...

I have dust bunnies that have their own zip code too, and my laundry piles are mountains...

Your printables are great! Totally borrowing them. Stop by and link them up at Creative Juice Thursday . Hope to see you there!

Amy  – (July 27, 2011 at 10:32 PM)  

I love the colors! I also love that you included one for the Mamas! I have been looking for chore charts or my kids. Thanks for sharing!!

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