I am presenting this to my kids in the morning... wish me luck. What this looks like in theory is entirely different from what it may look like in practice. With Anthony coming two weeks early, I didn't have time to establish a chore routine with the kids like I wanted to. I figure now I have the summer to get them into good habits before the school year starts and we get busy again. I used Steven Covey's advice to "start with the end in mind" from his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. I want to focus not only on the look of the house but also the feel. That is why I put "Love" down in the corner as a reminder. I always like to think of myself as putting "love energy" into the home as I clean (although I am not always successful at this- more times than I care to admit.) If I can get my kids to take responsibility for their portion of the chores without whining, fighting, or complaining, (and Mom doesn't turn into a monster to get them to do it,) then I will count it a success.