With the back to school routine in full swing, we thought we'd try something new, though not original. This summer, we used "points" charts to keep track of chores, extra help, etc. The kiddo with the most points each week got to choose what the next theme week was.
Now, we're going to try "daddy dollars". The kids will earn daddy dollars for chores and help when asked. Then, on the weekends, they can spend their daddy dollars at Mommy Mart, where they can purchase a sleepover, a play date, a family bike ride, even a chance to light the fireplace and have hot cocoa. ...stay tuned, we'll see how the economy holds up in the Hill house :)