As promised, here is what is currently clipped to my memo board.
The two charts are a behavioral system we picked up from Caleb’s teachers at school. They use it in the classroom. When our kids are obedient on the first request, do something unusually nice/thoughtful, are encouraging, or have good “quiet times” we give them a sticker. (Waking up with dry pullups/underwear is also a current sticker get-er) Once their chart is full of stickers they get to pick something out of my prize box. I also take stickers away for being rude, disrespectful, not obedient, etc. They HATE to lose stickers. This has really helped our family.
It has eliminated some of the asking for things at stores. If they see something they like, I sometimes buy it and stick it in my prize box, so they have to “earn” it. It has really helped with nagging/ begging for things. They know they get prizes by earning them.
I am constantly adding new dollar store/Target dollar section stuff to the box so they never know what is inside. It’s exciting. I also am VERY tempted to buy stuff out of the dollar section that I want to do with my kids and just give it to them. I think, “its only a dollar”, but that was rearing some spoiled attitudes. This has been good for me too. I can still buy the items I want too, but it holds me back from giving them away for just any reason.
Our charts change sizes. It makes it fun for me :). Some times they are longer than others. Some days I am more pron to give lots of stickers than others. Either way though this is something that we constantly have going on and it has helped us. Thank you to Caleb’s amazing teachers for this gold nugget!!
My half marathon training sheet might also be hanging here. I was going to train for the Alien Roswell run on August 18. It’s at night and looks amazing! Its now looking like we might do a family trip over that time, so I probably wont be able to do it. I might still train for it anyway. I turn the big 3-0 this year, and I would really like to run a half marathon before 2013. It’s a goal.
Our house is almost 70 years old, so it’s small and has lots of fun “characteristics” as in this built-in bench. I think it’s suppose to hold firewood, but it definitely holds paint cans for us. I love these three pillows my sister-in-law brought back for me from her World Race. My house is all about color. It’s my box of crayons!
That sign I made off one I saw on Pinterest. As much as my OCD sometimes struggles with letting the house “go” it’s a needed part of being a good mommy. This sign is a good reminder to me!
Thanks for checking out my creative corner!