Monday was very productive. The house can sometimes get in such disarray on the weekends. So we took the day to clean. I cleaned the kitchen and dining room areas. I also mopped, glass cleaned and vacuumed. Brittany (19) cleaned the bathrooms. Dalton(16) cleaned the living room. Samuel(14) cleaned the boys' room and put on fresh sheets. Jesse(12) washed out the stinky trash can. Bethany(10) matched and put away a pile of socks. Joy-Anna (7) mopped the living room and Gloria gathered eggs from the chickens. She did mop a little also because she wanted to. With us all pitching in, what a difference it makes!
I scratch down a list on the fridge for most every day so we each have something to do. I sometimes get their input in to what they want to do while I discern what they are capable of doing.
Then it was time for some play. The children went on a bike ride....except for Gloria. She was not very happy about that. She is owed a bike ride and also was pushed on the swing. Some of the children paired up to make it home before the others.