He’s now officially on his way to becoming a responsible adult. Aren’t chore charts the way to make that happen?? Well anyway, we’ve started one. It’s great. I have a little helper eager to get his stickers. My favorite part about this chart is that I don’t have to set the table anymore…it’s all on him. And he’s pretty possessive of his jobs.
And to make him seem even older to me, he’s also getting an allowance. Where did my baby go?? He informs me daily that he’s not a little boy, he’s a MAN. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but he’s at least a kid who gets his allowance once a week. The point of the allowance is to teach him what it means to give an offering to God during Children’s Worship at our church. I wanted the money he gave to be his money so we could begin teaching at an early age that everything we have comes from God and we give 10% back to him. I also figured it’s never too early to start teaching about saving money (I could use a few lessons in that, too…) so we also do 10% in his piggy bank once a week. The rest (lucky kid) is put in his Spend jar, and he can’t wait until it’s full of $35 so he can buy the totally awesome pirate ship that he’s got his eye on at Target. The interesting thing will be if he still wants the pirate ship when he gets $35 in the jar…he has no idea how long that will take and I can tell you now, it’s gonna be a while. A lesson in patience for my little man.
So there you go. The new plan. Already I’m needing to switch out some jobs because they’re becoming so routine that we forget to put stickers on his chart when he does them. I guess that’s the point, right?
I’m brainstorming new chores to replace putting dirty clothes away and taking dirty dishes to the sink. Any ideas of appropriate chores for a 3 year old??