Summer Time Management {Chore List}

In an attempt at self preservation, I decided this summer I didn't want to be harassed within an inch of my life over SCREENS. I'm not sure if your family is like mine, but somehow every second of every free minute seems to revolve about using a screen of some sort (tv, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation.) 

I'm happy to report that 4 weekdays into summer vacation and it's nearly 2pm: my children haven't asked to go on a screen ONCE! {I'll be honest, I'm shocked!}

I would like to believe that making them accountable and needing to earn it, has really seemed to make our lives just a little less stressful. I am no longer the deciding factor if they can use a screen. They know not to ask...because my answer is "have you finished your list?" {And honestly, consistency is key: every time they ask, I repeat that question...}

I'm also subtly forcing them to PLAY, CREATE, LEARN, and HELP...and honestly, while I hear a gripe here and there about needing to finish and activity (reading) they really don't seem to mind. 

**It is 2pm and my son JUST said "It's 2 o'clock and I still haven't gotten to go on screens!" 

If you'd like to use my version of the list, click on the image below. I print it on both sides, cut it in half, hole punch, and put it into a small binder (a small clipboard would work too!)

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