Never-ending lists.


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My kids would often balk at completing their assigned housework jobs.  Seems typical that children don’t want to work – Do you?  I don’t.  So I decided to let them choose their jobs from my list.  But then I realized that my list was never-ending.  When they completed one – well – there would be another one waiting for them immediately.  Seeing the end of a list is a relief.  So I learned to keep each list short.  Yes the next jobs will always be there, but it helps to not make them visible all at once.  I let the kids have the satisfying feeling of completion and moving on to their fun day before another job appeared on the horizon.

How do you give yourself a break from your never-ending list?


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