Chaos has ensued once again in our home. I am tired of the clutter, having wrinkled clothes, and waking up to a dirty kitchen every single morning. After pondering some questions about delegation, this is my list I have made for myself to have everyone understand their unique roles in our family and to get back some sanity and clean floors in this home.
Delegate to Others:
Laundry— Children 8 years and older do their own laundry plus their own bed sheets and bath towels. (Sort, Wash & Dry, Fold, & Put Away)
Cooking— Capable children will have 1-2 nights a week to cook meals for the family
Dishes— I should only be managing the dishwashers and never doing any by myself
Home Pick-up— Create and establish home ZONES and assign out to family
Babysitting/Playing with JuBean— Everyone will get a turn with tending and entertaining the little one so Mom can get some things done
Cleaning— Children and EB can be involved and in charge of their own zones to keep clean and tidy
Only I Can Do:
School Mentoring & School planning
Mothering & Caring for JuBean
Cleaning of Personal Zones & Areas (master bed & bath, etc)
What Others Can Do:
EB: Cooking breakfast (breakfast menus), helping children get up (when I have had a bad night with baby), Zones, run errands, & home repairs and maintenance
JQ: Clean: Bedroom, bathroom, Zone, outbuilding, vacuum downstairs & stairs. Do own laundry and linens. Dinner dishes. Cooking 1 night & helping with Sunday dinner. Garbage duty, mowing the lawn & other yard work.
Dolly M: Clean- Bedroom, bathroom, Zone, & vacuum upstair floors. Do own laundry & linens. Dinner dishes, Sunday breakfast & lunch dishes. Cooking 2 nights & helping with Sunday dinner. Babysitting JuBean, mowing the lawn & other yard work.
Babups: Clean- Bedroom, bathroom, Zone, & outbuilding. Do own laundry and linens. Dinner dishes. Cooking 1 night & helping with Sunday dinner. Babysitting, garbage duty, mowing the lawn & other yard work.
Eboo: Clean- Bedroom, half bathrooms, Zone, toy room & dress-up closet. Do own laundry & fold JuBean’s. Unload dishwashers, Mon-Fri breakfast & lunch dishes. Help with cooking for Sunday dinner. Babysitting JuBean, & other yard work.
Presto: Clean- Bedroom, Zone, toy room & dress-up closet. Fold own laundry and put away. Unload dishwashers, Mon-Fri breakfast & lunch dishes. Help with cooking for Sunday dinner. Play with JuBean, take out milk bottles, bring in milk, garbage duty.