Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sticker Charts and Scooters

Jedd and I decided to get the girls scooters before we go to Seattle to celebrate Thanksgiving with Mat, Stephanie, Claire, Simon and Penny. When they came to visit us in September, the kids brought their scooters and we borrowed one from the neighbors and they had so much fun riding all around even on the bike path to Somers. (Notice there were 4 big kids and only 3 scooters. They did fairly well sharing the prized scooters.) So we came up with a sticker chart plan. Mara helped create hers. Her chores for each day were: help clean living room, clean up my room, have a smooth morning, and set the table. She was highly motivated to work hard to get her scooter. I pictured the note above I wrote that Mara dictated to me and then carefully wrote in orange on her chart: "This is Mara's chart. No one else can write on it. Love, Mara." Yesterday, Friday, was the last day of her sticker chart. She did not have a smooth morning. Mara was overtired and called me names. She got a 're-do' morning this morning in order to get her scooter. One of the stipulations was that she had to stay in bed until 7:00AM. Yesterday, after discussing this with her, she called me into the bathroom and said, "Mom, I'm concerned that I won't be able to stay in bed until 7:00". She used the word 'concerned'. Precious. Thankfully, she slept until 7:30 this morning!! Sonna also had a sticker chart and followed it more or less. Pretty good for a 2 1/2 year old.

1 comment:

  1. hi annika! evan and i have been thoroughly enjoying your posts. we love watching your girls grow and wonder what an "unsmooth" morning looks like:). will Lia also start calling us names some day? we don't doubt it...
    take care!