Have you ever experienced this?
“It’s my turn.”
“He got to choose last time!”
“That’s no fair!”
“When do I get to go first??”
These were comments I heard on a daily basis.
And I was fed up and tired.
As a mom of 5, it was hard for me to remember who went first last time.
It was hard for me to teach my kids to serve and make sure that they did not feel entitled.
My Day, Your Day
I came across the concept of My Day, Your Day and decided to make it work for our family.
Here is the basic idea:
Each day of the month is assigned to one child.
Not a specific day such as Monday or Tuesday.
The names of my kids rotate until the whole month is full.
What does My Day, Your Day Mean?
When it is your day, you get to make the choices.
If someone gets to go first for something, I already know who it is! I look and see whose day it is.
No more arguing about whose turn it is, who gets to make the choice, or that is not fair!
The calendar says it all!
But there is more to it…while you get to make choices on your day, you also help serve the family, especially at meals.
It is a give and take day. You get to make choices, but you also help to serve.
How can you implement My Day, Your Day?
Grab a printable calendar. Each month write in the names of your children.
Alternate until the entire month is filled in with names.
Now when you have a conflict to solve or a choice to make, it is simple!
Refer to your calendar and see whose day it is.
This method has saved me so much heartache and stress.
I hope it brings as much peace to your family as it does to mine!