Summer is great because we're all relaxed and free but there has to be some sanity too, so we've come up with a few rules to maintain structured freedom. How's that for an oxymoron?!
1 hour TV
1 hour Computer/video games
Play outside anytime
Free DVD rentals @ Family Video
Morning routine- brush teeth, breakfast, dress
1 hour Reading/Resting (reading incentive= $1 per @level chapter book read)
Chores- Empty dishwasher, fold/put away clothes, take out trash
Keep rooms clean & help out when needed.
Cooperate with siblings.
Night time routine- shower, brush teeth (For some reason, we don't remember to brush our teeth unless it's required. Breath odor doesn't seem to be consequence enough...yet.)
Obedience brings blessings. Disobedience brings consequences.
Requirements fulfilled= extra privileges
Requirements unfulfilled= take away privileges
That's how we roll.