My house was in shambles after packing and unpacking, a 24 hour stomach bug hitting. I needed to clean, but I needed every one to help. I made up this chore game a couple years ago and it works well, but it can be slow. I take a cup for each area I want cleaned. This time I did living room, dining room, school room, bath room, bed room and other. On little slips of paper I write a specific chore in that room such as clean toilet, organize book shelf, sweep and in other things like wipe light switches. I also throw in a few 15 minute breaks and Stop every one make their bed. You will notice kitchen isn’t an option, Jeremy chose to deep clean the kitchen and I help when someone draws a chore they still struggle with and check to make sure things are done. Each cup is numbered 1-6, the kids roll a dice and choose a slip from that number cup. When a cup is empty I just assign its number to another cup.
As a treat for all their hard work, I made some sugar-free oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies! When I was growing up my parents made these (not sugar-free) but I have lost the recipe. Britney and I played around tweeting recipes for awhile before we came up with these, they are darn close, but not perfect!
Super Duper Oatmeal Cookies (sugar free)
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup stevia
1/2 cup agave
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsn Peanut Butter
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup sugar free chocolate chips*
Cream butter, stevia, agave, water, egg and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in rest of ingredients. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen
*so far they only place I have found that carry these so far is Walmart or online.
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