Simone likes to create holiday contracts. Meredith encouraged me to use holidays as an opportunity to take the time to teach new chores. I've rolled that together to create our holiday "Work For
It's only for the holidays. I would find it too tiresome to maintain during term time. But so far I've gotten toilets cleaned, bathroom basins wiped, garden beds weeded, floors swept and glass cleaned. And while it hasn't really saved me any time because I've had to supervise most of the work so far, it's provided excellent opportunities to teach new cleaning skills. Usually, my attempts to teach chores are met with much grumpiness and resistance. But it's all a matter of finding the right currency.
So thanks Simone and Meredith!