Zack, like all kids his age, has a recurring problem obeying us when we ask him to do something. Tired of having to tell him over and over, Laralee came up with a novel solution: if she asks once and Zack doesn’t jump to it, he gets to do a chore.

In particular, he gets to scrub baseboards around the house.

It sure isn’t a fun job cleaning things with a toothbrush. After a few weeks of this, he’s much better about listening to us. And our baseboards are all nice and clean.