People ask me all the time how I make it with 4 boys?
My answer…just barely! :)
They definitely keep me busy!
Having them home for the summer required some adjustments.
The first week out of school was great (because they were at basketball camp), but by the second week…things began getting a little hairy.
We do not have a lot of money to go to the pool, or shopping, or anywhere else that costs money. And we are not going on vacation this summer. So we were all getting a little restless.
Spending all day and night together every single day…well, let’s just say, we were starting to get on each other’s nerves.
I knew I was going to have to break down and do something differently.
I needed the boys to have some responsibilities, and some incentives to do their best.
A couple of months ago, I remember seeing some blogs post about an online chore system called MY JOB CHART.
My Job Chart is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for
teaching, organizing and motivating your kids to Save, Share and Spend responsibly.
So I checked the site out and decided it would be perfect for the boys! Did you catch that it is FREE?!
We have been using My Job Chart for two weeks, and it has been heavenly! I cannot tell you how much it has helped our summer days be so much more productive and fun. The boys and I love it!
I loved it so much, I contacted the creator of My Job Chart, Gregg Murset, and asked him if he would be interested in sponsoring my blog! Thankfully, he said yes!
I love having a sponsor whose product I use and love!
All I had to do was sign up and make a job page for each of my boys.
We created a Daytime and Evening Job List for each of the boys. There is a whole list of jobs that you can chose from, or you can make up your own. (We have more evening jobs, but I couldn’t get them all to fit on the screen to show you. They are…clean bedroom, take a bath/shower, brush teeth.)
When one of my boys finishes all his jobs, I get an email. Then I can leave him an encouraging note…see the yellow note under Luke’s picture? The boys can also write me a note back! They love doing that, and I am loving it too. Check out Luke’s second note…
You can give each job a different point value. Basically, each point equals one penny.
My Job Chart is set up where the boys can SPEND, SHARE, or SAVE their points.
They can SPEND their points at Amazon. com, or they can spend them on family or custom rewards. My boys are trying to earn points to have a friend spend the night with them. They also picked out some items on Amazon.com to work toward.
The boys are also putting 10% of the points they earn in their SHARE bank. They will give this amount to our church which teaches them the importance of tithing. You can also pick a charity to give to if you prefer.
They are also putting points in their SHARE bank to learn the importance of saving money.
I really do love this program, and I think you will too. I have already been sharing it with my friends and family!
Currently there are 75,000 kids using MJC and over 300 + kids added each day!
Here is a video explaining the program…
And here is my four year old, Eli, using My Job Chart… (my 9 year old filmed us, so it’s a little shaky)….
The boys are so motivated to do their chores and earn their rewards. It truly has made our daily routines so much more fun. I think the rest of the summer will be much more pleasant. :)
I really do hope you check out My Job Chart!
Let me know if you like it!