Basically, you get together and tell everyone what you have accomplished that day. And then what you plan on doing next.
Our idea for starting it came from the fact that
But, then sometimes, when we ask them what they have done that day they'll say, nothing!
So, sometime at dinner, we ask them two questions, "what did you get done today? what will you get done tomorrow?"
They don't really want to say nothing because then they can't complain later that we make them do everything!
I thought that the main benefit from doing this would be that my kids would be more motivated to get stuff done.
And there has been some of that.
What I didn't realize, was how helpful it would be for me.
Sometimes by the end of the day, when my house is a disaster;
and there's laundry to be folded;
and dishes to be done;
and a million other things that I didn't get done;
I wonder, "what did I do all day long"
But, as I go through "the scrum" I realize, "wow, I did accomplish some stuff today."
And it's actually some pretty important stuff like teaching my children, and feeding them, and loving on them.
And because I feel better about myself, I'm more likely to get that other stuff done.
It's always better to focus on the positives rather than dwelling on negatives.
Hooray for Daily Scrum!