Saturday, October 11, 2008
"All By Myself"
I think I posted on a past entry that Avonlea has an "All By Myself" chart where she places stickers after doing something all by herself. When she fills up her chart (there's like 30-40 boxes to fill), she gets a trip to Chuck E. Cheese. It's been working like a charm so far, but just yesterday I figured out that I'm going to have to start outsmarting my three-year-old daughter (yikes!). She's said (and I quote...), "Mommy, can you get me dressed? I don't want to earn a sticker." (end quote) Okay, so now what am I supposed to do? No problem, right? I can outsmart a three-year-old. :) I took an empty (clean) spagetti sauce jar and turned it into an "Avonlea Can Make Good Choices" jar. She gets to put a marble in whenever she listens to Mommy or Daddy and obeys. It's true what they say, you really have to stay on top of this whole parenting thing. As kids get older, they get smarter. Needless to say, Avonlea does know how to dress and undress herself, put on her own shoes (haven't started the tying lessons yet), brushing her own teeth and hair, feeding her rabbit (yes, "Fur" is still around), setting the table and cleaning up her room. Gosh! It sounds like we work the girl, but she's fully capable of doing these chores and does take pride in them when she has completed them (with a good attitude). I'm really in trouble though when this marble jar thing gets old so I'm open to suggestions. :)