well we didn't have any actual voting, but we did just conduct our first family meeting this morning. Now that the kids are getting a teeny bit older, there is also more responsibility for each of them....well not the baby. But there are still noses getting bent and feet getting stepped on even by Lucas (2). We all have to respect each other and make our home a peaceful haven for all who live here and all we welcome into our home.
With that being said, Daddy conducted our first meeting at 11AM sharp this morning & we were done in about 15 minutes. We covered reminders for morning jobs, mealtime jobs, the morning rush routine before school and "new" summer maintenance routine (i.e. designated potty routes for quick entry into the house with shoes on while playing outside!)
Everyone was participating and especially liked the rewards part of the meeting. A new chart will be posted listing jobs and a reward system will be implemented. Hopefully, this will help to keep the peace and order around here.
Of course, there were the quirky comments:
Molly (3): Mommy, Mommy, Maria....(tattling wasn't part of the meeting!); and
Maria (6): Wars?!! (When we were talking about REWARDS!)
All in all, it was good...we'll see how it goes!