Having a schedule for most things eliminates a lot of drama and my having to remember who did what last. For the car, we schedule who sits in the front seat.
Mondays and Thursdays it’s Nick, Tuesdays and Fridays it’s Hannah, Wednesday and Saturday it’s Sam. Sunday it’s Mama.
We schedule who takes a shower first. We only have two bathrooms. Each month two kids get to go first, one in our shower and one in theirs. It goes like this Nick and Hannah go first one month, then Hannah and Sam go first the next month, then Sam and Nick go first the next month. This schedule is posted on our activities calendar. I leave nothing to memory.
Our bathroom schedule is called “person of the week”. Weekly one child gets to use the bathroom first; they are also responsible for cleaning the bathroom. They keep the wastebasket emptied and towels hung up and clean the bathroom. Person of the week also replenishes the toilet paper and takes the dirty clothes to the laundry
room. (This sounds really good on paper. It tends to lose something in implementation.) The monthly schedule is on the back of the bathroom door. I have had to implemented a fine schedule; if I go into their bathroom and find it unkempt I charge the person of the week $2.00 and everyone else $1.00. This helps keep everyone mindful of the need to help keep the bathroom clean.
Our latest schedule is the new puppy. Who feeds him and who cleans up after him.
I decided it was easiest just to use the same schedule as the car.
I know many families have scheduling issues trying to be in two or three places at once. So far we haven’t had to deal with that. We’re just trying to keep clean and get
to where were going hopefully on time. I’m sure there will be more schedules to come. Anyone else out there having to schedule who gets to breathe first?