Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Chore Chart

Our new chore chart arrived in the mail on Wednesday, and well, we were all a little excited. Maybe too excited...okay, we were giddy (and in a very geeky, over the top way)! But, it is Our chore chart, and we have worked hard over the past 3 months to get jobs appropriated and done. This house doesn't run itself, and after a summer with our fabulous interns, we realized that we weren't doing our children any favors by not allowing them to be more responsible for the everyday chores.

Yes, my children were already helping with things around the house, but we didn't necessarily have assignments. And, JT and I found ourselves unloading the dishwasher, cooking all the meals and folding most of the clothes if the kids a lot of schoolwork to do or perhaps a project to do. Now, we realize that they need to be able to be a part of the family by doing the administrative side of the family too. So, now everyone has assignments.

And, this handy dandy chore chart allows us to change responsibilities weekly without printing off a new chart. Just move the people icons around, and we are done. Plus, we went ahead and got little placards for Zeke which will make his homecoming even sweeter...Speaking of our son.

We do have a referral for our son from Uganda. He is 4 years old and is absolutely adorable. We are waiting on a court date down. His name will be Ezekiel Duke. JT and I both like the name Ezekiel and think of the obedience of the prophet in proclaiming His love for His people. Duke is a family name from JT's side of the family. We'll call him Zeke.

Now, off to change those chores for next week....yes, I'm smiling and drooling a little too.


Nancy said...

I just love you & your organizational skills :) I can't wait to hear more about Zeke!!

Sara said...

So excited for you about your new son!!!!

Deidre said...

I was wondering the other day if you guys had any news from Uganda!! SO excited for you!!!! (and love the name!)

Hope to catch up soon!

Angie said...

So excited to read about the referral. Can't wait to meet Zeke. God is so good!!