We've tried everything to get Cookie to tackle her chores. I figured if the list format and chart format didn't work, the online computer program with email reminders would. Pffft! That only worked for a couple weeks.
Back a square one, i came across cool chore punch cards, much like our coffee punch cards we coffee addicts carry around in separate wallets because they all won't fit in our money wallet. :)
I was about to order some i had seen on Etsy, when Cookie said, "Whatcha doin'?"
I showed her the cards and got a resounding "cool!" from her.
Then a quizzical look came across her face.
"Momma, why would you buy them when you could make some really cool ones?"
So i sat down at the computer, and after about a half hour with our art program i came up with this:
We decided that we'd leave the pay-out of each card negotiable. That way they can earn a new book, an ice cream, a trip to the movies....when they are worth monies, we decided that each balloon is worth $0.25. When a chore like making the bed is complete, Cookie pops a balloon with a hole puncher.
We'll see how it works. So far, just inspired chores for one day. I wish i knew how to inspire her to complete more chores without beatings!! :)