Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I've been wondering how to create a schedule for this summer so it doesn't turn into a total Wii and TV - a - thon for the kids all day every day. I want to work on chore charts but haven't been real successful being consistent in the past. So today I was looking online for some ideas and I came across this really cool website - www.handipoints.com. Yes, the name does sound a little pedophileish (actual spelling) at first, but it is actually a really great site. You can sign up for FREE and get cool ideas for chore charts and print them out or actually keep track of them online. But here is the great part, the kids get to track the completion of their chores and they earn points to be able to play games on the site - actually they choose a cat that they name, etc. and they earn points to play games for the cat, feed it and other things. Kind of like Webkinz! These people are geniuses - maybe I'll get Cooper and Will to do chores after all! At least Cooper, Will will probably just say, "NO, I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT!" in a loud, shrill voice. This is what he says about everything lately - whether it is pool, park, YMCA, ice cream whatever. Except for maybe dressing up as Indiana Jones.