Well, my high hopes of tackling the girls' room today never materialized...no real reason why, other than there were plenty of other random things that trumped it. I've got my sights set on tomorrow to begin painting and get that mirror up, provided I can locate the stud because it's a particularly heavy mirror.
So, I was speaking with my boss yesterday and he mentioned, what I thought, was a really brilliant way of getting his 8 year old to be responsible for chores. It goes like this: He bought his daughter a day-timer book (yeah, like the ones we used before our Blackberries & iPhones came along). For each day, she lists out 5 agreed upon chores, for example: Monday: practice piano, set the table, feed the cat, etc. She then places a check mark beside each chore completed along with the allowance due for each chore, which they have agreed would be 20¢. So, if she completed all 5 of her chores, she can earn $1.00 a day. I thought it was a great way to teach a child about responsibilities while calculating their earnings (math!). Apparently, it's works rather well, so naturally I'm going to give it a try with Bean. I immediately thought of The Small Object and found her great Mountain Printable List which would be a great substitute for a day timer and could be posted to a wall or bulletin board.