Saturday, January 1, 2011
Since I have been just HORRIBLE about blogging (I seem to say that a lot and really must stop) I had a tackle this past Tuesday that was great!
The kids have been driving me crazy and I am really trying to be a more patient mommy and wife. Jen gave me an idea to put rocks into a jar/cup as rewards for behavior. I have done this with stickers and charts, but I need to go a step further with my 'out of hand children!' I kid you not...out of hand!
So, I got three buckets from the Gabba party. I filled one with all of the marbles, had an empty one for Drew-Drew, and an empty one for Mo. Since I started this on Tuesday Mo only has 4 and Drew has 5. Reason for the lack of marbles??? I make the kids put in and take out marbles for good and not-so-good (aka, bad). This seems to be working for us and has even helped Em with her time-outs and sleeping in her own bed. I think having them physically put in/take out the marbles is making them more accountable. To get the first prize they only need to get to 10. I will update when that actually happens:)
It is working for us:)