Wife Swap Auction - This was cute! Teaches kids responsibilities

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Real Estate Agent Ohio

Family A awards/deducts points for each childs activities,homework, chores.... If a child leaves an item out without putting it away their item is auction off at the end of the week(5 kids).  If they have points left they can bid for extra quality time with Mom/Dad.

Of course the other family is just the opposite.

I just wish I had thought of this when my kids were growing up, I would have reserved the right to bid and I'd have some really nice stuff! 

 

Comments (4)

Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Wake Forest, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs
It still amazes me what we do to get our children to do work. When we were growing up you just did it or else and you just did it.
Jul 02, 2007 12:38 PM
Endea Thibodeaux
Lanham, MD
Solar Energy Consultant, CDPE, CLHMS
Vicki who bids on the items the other kids in the family?  Did I miss something?  If my child leaves a toy out and doesn't pick it up we auction to whom?  I would like to do this just need to make sure I get it.
Jul 02, 2007 12:53 PM
Vicky Carlton
Cincinnati, OH
Comey & Shepherd, Auctioneer - Greater Cincinnati

In the show the kids were biding, father was the auctioneer, mom was clerk - keeping track of points. Just be prepared about how your kids will interact with each other with this competition, they may go to bed mad at their siblings, but they seem to like competing on the items.

An auctioneer has to disclose that they intend to bid on items, so I was just kidding about buying their items.

Jul 02, 2007 01:02 PM
Beth Young
Holler Law Firm - Milford, CT
Been there, Done that...
I saw this episode.  I actually watched it with two of my kids and they thought it was a great idea.
Jul 02, 2007 07:01 PM