Last night, my husband and I had to have a Husband~Wife/Parent conference, which is why I'm late again with the freebie post.
I'm so glad we had that conference last night, even as late as it was. If we had waited until this morning there would have been a lot of independent thoughts, emotions and reactions that would have clouded the pressing issue.
Our relationships are the most important things in our lives and they need to be treated with Tender Loving Care . . . even when it means staying up late to do so.
In our family, there are a lot of us, and a lot of tasks needing to be done. In order to keep it all straight and make sure I'm staying on top of my responsibilities as a parent to train my children, and as part of their training, to know how to keep track of their responsibilities, we use lists. I know I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I can put a checkmark on my list, and I think my Little Ones feel it too, when they can do the same, as well as not being overwhelmed by all they think they have to do.
So for today, I have a fun, flowery chore chart for girls. It's pretty simple and you have to fill it in by hand, but whether you make it reusable by laminating it or putting it in a page protector, or choose to print a new one each week, I hope that each time you write on this, or help your child to check something off, you will realize you have just added a piece to the puzzle of a very valuable relationship.
Thanks for stopping in.