– Colossians 3:23
One outfit a day. They can get on dress up clothes, but if those are found laying around, they’re mine. Half of the issue is them changing outfits 10 times a day and clothes ending up in every corner of this house. OK – I’m done venting now. What in the world does my rampage have to do with diligence? Well, when the kids make a disaster, it takes a lot of diligence to clean it up. Every one of our “I Will” statements this week can and should be applied to their clean up process. I want them to concentrate, do it completely and correctly, finish what they’ve started and follow instructions. Easy enough, right? Ha! Part of teaching them to do it completely and correctly is setting the expectations. I’m trying to help them gain a bit more independence in this area. So, I thought I would put together a way to do one of my tips of the day last week, which was, “Make a Check List for Cleaning.” Since they are young and only Abby is reading a bit, I made it visual so that it would be useful for both of them. Hopefully, it may help them to have some guidelines. I was up in their room with helping them walk through what it means to be diligent in getting a job done right. This visual check list helps. I was thinking I might laminate it or put it in a sheet protector. If you trust your kids, you could even have a erase pen so they could mark things off.