I’m pretty sure I laughed when Courtney told me she paid for a chores list.

In my mind, it went like this:


paying actual MONEY for a guilt inducing list=BAMBOO SHOOTS IN NAILS painful

But ever since I’ve been home in the mornings, I’ve been wanting some sort of organization to this crazy thing we’ll call “Kelly’s Wild Attempts at Housekeeping”.

After the last 3 weeks of trying to make my own lists and failing miserably at remembering what should be on there  (I’m usually reminded that Claire needs water when she starts licking the shower walls after I’m done…doesn’t bode well for Mr. Gregory…) I decided to take the plunge and pay $4 for a years worth of chores, ready to be printed out at the beginning of every week. Tomorrow will begin the first day of this system, so perhaps I will post updates as to how I’m doing. Or, perhaps I will just crash and burn in secret, especially since I am about ready to take on a newborn. 7 weeks isn’t a lot of time to establish a habit, if you know what I mean.

Here’s a sample page of this chore list, in case you’re interested.

UPDATE: Just found a ROTTEN BANANA in my purse. And to think, just last night I was scoffing at the category on the list that said, “Clean Out Purse” every Thursday. I think the jury is no longer out on this one, folks. Kelly needs a chore list.