if you wanna see the chore chart full size/hi-res: here!
some fun facts about the chore chart:
- Mr Drees came up with the chart.
- He doesn't like the idea of specific people having specific chores, so everyone's chores switch every week. He always remembers who did what.. you can't pull a fast one on him.
- They go over the chart as a family every week, so they have a say on what days they do their specific chores.
- Mrs Drees made the chart itself.
- It's a print-out framed onto a magnetic board. The chore names are custom magnets she made on her Cricut.
- She very proudly used a different font for each aspect of the chart... incredible
- Since Mrs Drees is a homemaker/housewife, she's only included on the larger chores, but for maintenance ones like general tidying/dusting/vacuuming, she'll do extra during the week whenever she wants to (but it doesn't replace whoever is scheduled to do those things on their specific day).
- (This is why Julian thought Mrs Drees was the one who did his chores in pg 39)
- The chores are balanced where the kids will only have one chore a week that they know will take them a long time (like deep cleaning the bathroom, doing the laundry, etc) so they don't get overworked and have enough time for homework/free time.
- Mrs Drees does the grocery shopping, but if someone's home/available, they go with her.
- If possible, she tries to plan it whenever Mr Drees has a day off... her cool date idea
- (The way she desperately wants to loudly show off her husband at the grocery store.. she's one of those people)
- Julian and Leslie are scheduled to cook only once per week.
- Leslie doesn't cook on her own yet, she's always scheduled with either Mr or Mrs Drees (or, now, Landon).
- Julian "cooks" the same 4 meals: lettuce wraps, salad, veggie burritos, and sandwiches.
- Since Landon has moved in, he's been making meal suggestions and/or helping out with the cooking (yes, even helping Mr Drees).
- Every Saturday, they order delivery or eat out for dinner!
- Even though one person is scheduled to do laundry, everyone is in charge of folding and hanging up their own clothes.
- They try to stay on top of chores during the week so that they can spend time together on weekends.
- They have a separate chart for yardwork (mowing the lawn, weeding, etc), but when it comes to raking leaves and shovelling snow, they all do it together as a family.
Anyone else out there spending literal hours designing one barely visible panel by coming up with an essay-amount of information for it or is that just me? :-) if you're ever wondering what's going through my head when I design the tiniest thing, it's infinite bullet point lists in my head. anyway, if you like extra info, enjoy........... I actually do love it KGHFDJKG
if you got any questions about their chores..... let me know. I probably know the answer HAHA
next 2 pgs thumbnails here and here!