Friday, August 24, 2007

Beat the Clock

I'm sure most of you already know this trick, but if you haven't heard of it . . .
Today I set the kitchen timer and asked the kids what they thought we could get done in just five minutes. They had all their toys put away! In the next five minutes, we worked together to unload the dishwasher. Five more minutes and it was loaded!
It's a miracle, I tell you.


erin said...

Great idea! We've used the timer for different things (including the occasional time-in/out), and they love it. I'm going to give it a try.

Overwhelmed! said...

I need to try this for myself. I wonder how much I could get done in 5 minutes. :)

I'm afraid it take me several of those 5 minute intervals to clean my kitchen!