Friday, January 8, 2010

Responsibilty Chart

When I was shopping at Chapter's last night, I stumbled across the Melissa & Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart. I always knew that Melissa & Doug had a great line of resourceful and fun toys. I have to admit, this isn't the first time that I found myself lured in by a Melissa & Doug toy. But this ... this is the best there is!


I have to admit, it took pretty much all that I had within me not to buy the responsibility chart for the fabulous dude. He would probably really appreciate me tracking his responsibility with these fun little magnets, no?

I could give him a "Well Done" every time he said please and thank you, or an "Excellent" when he took out the trash!

Oh well ... I guess I will just have to wait until I have little ones. I am fairly certain they will be as interested in organization, lists, and check boxes that I am. Right? RIGHT?

Or ... maybe I could just get it for myself?

19 comments:

Nicole said...

We think alike. As soon as I saw you posing about it I thought, "She should get one for FD!" Funny! (He might not think so.)
Nicole

Brooke said...

totally tempting to get it for jay too :P

Lisa said...

haha, this made me LOL. If I bought this for Randy he would purposely NOT do anything on the list!

Lucky in Love said...

Is it sad that I want to put this on my B-day list?

Jenn said...

no joke - bought this for my nephew for his birthday along with the regular calendar they make. he's 5. :)

Kristin said...

You could get it for Little H :-)

New England Girl said...

Haha... that's awesome! I could use one for my boyfriend - might snap him into line! :)

Holly said...

As someone who missed the window, let me give you some advice in advance. Toddlers like organization. They like to know what going to happen when, and they like to have a place to put everything. I know this from working with 2 yr olds for 2 years, and from having 3 of my own kids. The problem is, it goes away if you don't capitalize on it during that window of opportunity.
Use something like this chart starting at a young age and stick with it. Have a toy and clothing organization plan that they can use (with help if needed) and don't stray from it. If the love of organization is fostered when it is present, it will be less likely to disappear.
Montessori principles are fabulous for this, and there are books about implementing them at home. See if you can find some at the library; I'm pretty sure you'd love it.

Holly said...

Barbara Curtis has a good book about it, Small Beginnings, and may have others too.
http://bit.ly/7Q5AMO

Dr.We said...

I agree with Holly. Kids like organization and structure and routines they can count on. Even when they're 10. I need a massive one of those for the 28 kids in my class.

Brittany Ann said...

Oh my! I think I'm in love!

Dr.We said...

Love at first write? Oh, Brittany Ann, behave... : )

Veronica King: aka Queen Vee said...

I've seen that chart it's awesome! I looked for a chart like that everywhere last year and couldn't find just the right one. I ended up making my own! If only I had seen this one earlier!

I'm sure FD would totally appreciate it! :)

Lindsey Carver said...

I LOVE M&D toys, but I haven't seen this one. I think I need it! I'll have to look it up. And why wouldn't FD like to be tracked? That seems like every man's dream!

Annie said...

oh my goodness, i need this for my fiance. he still hasn't learned that people are supposed to pick up after themselves! i'm sick of reminding him ;)

C @ Project Pretty said...

Haha! I love it. And of course our future kids are going to love organization just as much as we do!! :)

Jenny said...

I love this! Never seen it before but I think it would be great for my Granddaughters! Thanks for the tip!

Emily said...

I think that I need that for myself... I am so bad at keeping organized and doing my chores.. HA HA!

Taryn said...

Pretty sure FD would love that chart- I know chris would really feel respected and admired when I give him a "well done." Why didn't you get it?