"Mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them." ~Charlotte Mason

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Preventative Measures

Each week, the children have zones of the house for which they are responsible. This week, Padme's zone is the kitchen. This is generally considered the most difficult zone, so Padme instituted some preventative measures. When we entered the kitchen this morning, we were met with this sign:


Ginger said...

Smart girl! She'll make a good mommy.
I've heard about zone cleaning, but can you point me to a website that explains how you do it?

Jubilee said...

If you're still in the book list group, check the files section for some charts I uploaded. The idea comes from http://www.flylady.net/pages/FlightPlan.asp. I also like http://largefamilylogistics.lifewithchrist.org/index.html. I have the house broken down by zone, and we rotate zones weekly. I have very detailed sheets as to what steps are involved in cleaning each zone. Right now we have zone time once/day but when they were younger we'd do it a couple of times/day, for shorter times. It's a beautiful system because I find I'm less stressed about the house if I know that there is a time, TODAY, when it will all be cleaned up...keeps me from yelling or being the Annoying Demanding Mom. Maybe I'll post some of it here sometime soon!