VERY cool! "Family Contract"

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:yeah: I wanted to share something awsome that was in my orientation packet....

Family Contract

I _____________________ promise to:

Take out the trash, do the dishes, make sure the house is clean,

eat fast food when ______________ is working hard at school

or studying, be kind, and agree to everything that __________

says for the next two years.

Signed:_________________________________________

Date:___________________________________________

Agreement will be destroyed on May 15th of ___________.

I love it! :D

This is GREAT! I laughed out loud as soon as I read it. If there's been one recurring theme to all of the advice I've been recieving the past few months on how life as I know it will change after I start school it's "you will be very distant for the next two years".

I love this and plan on utilizing it even if it's not for an actual contract but for more comic relief with a small dose of reality mixed in.

One thing my hubby and I have talked about is trading off dinner days. I will try to make dinner two days a week and he'll make dinner two days a week - its the other three remaining days that worry me - take out here we come! Well, maybe we could have left overs or something.

dreamist

19 Posts

Thanks,

I will definitely use it for my family!

wants2BRN

36 Posts

One thing my hubby and I have talked about is trading off dinner days. I will try to make dinner two days a week and he'll make dinner two days a week - its the other three remaining days that worry me - take out here we come! Well, maybe we could have left overs or something.

Where I live there are a couple of these places where you put together meals ahead of time and freeze them. They have stations w/ all the ingredients chopped up for you...some even offer you wine while you prepare your meals!

Armygirl7

188 Posts

Specializes in ED.

Love it love it love it!

Would just change "eat fast food" to "make own dinner" since I feel as a future RN it is my responsibility to encourage my loved ones to eat healthy and inexpensively. Also it has been a good lesson for my sons in how to manage food/grocery shopping/meal prep/leftovers etc. My 13 yr old now loves to cook...granted, he makes some weird concoctions (BBQ fried eggs anyone??) but he's into it!

good luck!

sh1901

283 Posts

This is great! My family has been operating in this fashion without a contract for a while now. I'm sharing this with the hubby....he's going to love it!!

BTW - For those of you concerned about the fast food & take out, what I have done is to prepare items that I can freeze. I do the cooking when I am on break. I make spaghetti sauce, soups, lasagna, etc. This way we can limit the take out and fast food. The hubby cooks, but it's not like MY cooking, or so I'm told. So, to keep the troops happy, I cook & freeze. I also try to pick 1 night a week where I really do it up for dinner. A plan and cook a full dinner with everyone's favorite foods....each week is dedicated to a different person's picks. It's a nice way to keep the family eating "normally" and having that one night a week to reconnect with everyone. :redbeathe

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