Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Clean-up, clean up, everybody everywhere!

After working a double wedding, 9 hours of driving, and being down with a bad cold this is what my house looked like....
...and that's just one room of our house! To say we needed a little motivation to help us accomplish our daunting task would be an understatement. So, I did what any good Harms kid would do and made it into a game. That's our family crest motto "when all else fails-turn it into a game" !

Today's game: The Cooper Room Inspectors.

I made up some inspector sheets, each kid got to take turns being 'inspectors' and wrote down what needed to be cleaned and couldn't sign off on the sheet until it was deemed 'CLEAN'!
And now our room looks like this- It worked! And we even had some fun while doing it. I'm sure the novelty will wear off, but for now it's working, and when it doesn't we'll come up with a new game!

How do you keep chores fun?


Grandma G said...

What a great game!

Unfortunately, since I get all the chores around here these days, I don't find them very fun. Got a game for grandmas? ;-)

summer said...

brilliant, heidi!
i love this!

Mom Judy said...

Wow, do you hire your inspectors out? Let the games begin!