Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lady Zoi

Lady Zoi is really good at delegating responsibilities to the other girls under her. She is also good at helping load and unload the dishwasher. I have let her start going to her Grandmother's house on Saturdays to help with the dishes there too, since her Grandmother works. She is really good at watching the little kids under her whenever they walk next door to play with the little neighbors. She is a super bike rider too! So she is a healthy helper to boot!

My pretty girl.

The Grocery Run

I have been trying to come up with smart ways to get the grocery shopping done without having to take all of the seven kids into the grocery store. First I sent Zeke and Zoi into the grocery store for three things on their own. They did just "swimmingly." I love saying that. Then today I had another brain storm that I could send the two boys tot he grocery store (since they are 10  and 11) on their bikes and they could buy one or two things at a time until we can get them some baskets for their bikes. They took a plastic bag with a small zip lock full of ice and another one full of water to drink when they got hot and two straws. Then I had one of them take care of their bikes under a shade tree and while the other went in on his mission. Of course they had to do this more than one time and on the second run they took some of their own spending money and bought a candy bar. I was real proud of my boys today.

One day we will have to get some bike locks or something so they can both go in although they get into less trouble this way maybe we will keep it this way......hmmm.

How many of you with large families do this to save a little time, gas money and nerves?

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