I made a cleaning schedule for the bathroom. No, not for me, for Catherine.
You'll notice she doesn't have the big jobs like scrubbing the tub or mopping. She does get the toilet though. :D
She's been doing the bathroom for our morning chore time (it's a family time where we talk and work together) for a little while now and while I once thought chores were evil I'm now seeing a girl who's starting to take some pride in how she does a job and who confidently tells visitors that baking soda makes a great mild abrasive. Granted, that doesn't mean she's always happy to do her bit but she always does it regardless and with less and less, "Can I do it later?" every day.
Spurred on by this success I've assigned Harry some duties as well and he's taken to them like a fish to water. I think he enjoys the sense of working as an equal with his big sister and me.
So tonight I made up the schedule to hang in the bathroom so Catherine has a guide to consult. And it feels pretty good to be able to trust that she'll use it.