I'm working on my sharing skills, I was told I needed to by someone who used to share a room with me but will now reside on the couch.
My first "idea" is not original at all...however it is extremely useful for me and I thought maybe if I shared this you all could come up with some better ideas.
A Simple Chore Chart...
I have tried several ways to bribe my children into helping around the house, and for the past 2 weeks a SIMPLE CHORE CHART has worked. Each child has their own dry erase chart (Target -$1 each) there is about 8 chores on each chart, with the days of the week and columns for check marks. I told the children that they have to reach a minimum of 10 chores for the week to get allowance, anything thereafter earns extra money. I listed pretty easy tasks, but included an "extra" chore, this is anything other than the chores listed, which has been a huge success. My children have been fighting over helping around the house. They have reached the 10 chore mark by midweek and are doing double the requirement. I know this isn't a brilliant idea, and for my first share it may seem a little weak, but for any of you that havent given this system a try, I highly recommend it. I will have more useful shares in the future...
How do you get your children to help around the house?
Cheap and EASY (yeah maybe a little) Sangria
I LOVE Sangria! Its dangerously delicious, and thought about often, oh so often. I usually only order it from a restaurant when its house made though, because that's when its best and worth the $9 a glass that most places charge.
I've made it myself a few times and although it is incredibly tasty, its also pretty expensive to concoct. I save this fanciness for guest.
Yesterday, while BBQing, my (occasionally) better half came up with a quick and drinkable sangria-ish drink.
2/3 Part Red Wine (a decent bottle)
1 /3 Part Fruit juice (we had Hawaiian punch handy, next time we will splurge for the nicer stuff)
Dash of Cinnamon
Lots of ice
* if you have fruit available, chop it up and add that too!
It seriously was not bad, and although I may not serve it to others and call it Sangria, it was good enough for me :)
Whats your favorite tasty and simple drink?