Ethan is old enough now where he needs to be accountable for helping out around the house. He can't do a lot, but he can at least help make his bed. We figure it's time he had some regular chores. But we are starting out gradually with easy tasks. You might laugh when you see the chores we have assigned him. They might seem easy, but it has been a daily battle to get him to do them. Now that he gets to put a sticker on each day when he's completed the task, he's pretty excited about it. At then end of the week if his chart is filled up with stickers he gets some sort or reward. Nothing like extrinsic motivation!
I love organizing. I love having to-do lists and check lists. I love calendars. I love being able to see something written out and know what's coming next. Here is how I organize our week. I also make a monthly meal calendar (2 weeks at a time) and it lets Cody have a say in what we eat for dinner. If something sounds good to him he can write it down and I'll make it! It's nice to be able to buy everything for two weeks worth of dinners (except produce) and have it on hand for when I know I'll need it. It works for us!