Since the end of winter break, it’s been a ragged transition into the heave and ho of routine. My five-year-old is especially having a rough go of it…
There have been several freak-outs and not a few fights.
Tired tears are flowing soaking many late, late nights.
I’ve had it with the shouting, the whining and the like.
And if I see those eyes roll once more,
I swear I’ll wreck your bike.
I’ve got something for you, you snotty, hissing child,
(Especially my first-born, who is neither meek nor mild)
Shut up. Sit down. (And here comes the kicker…)
“I love you, sweet boy. Have another sticker.”
So, under the wise and loving guidance of my step-mom, I made each of the boys a behavior *star* chart. First night: great success!
I’ll keep you posted…
If you want one for your sweet, obedient child, I am taking orders for custom charts :). They are 8.5″ x 11″, laminated for use with dry-erase markers and so stickers can be removed/reused. firstname.lastname@example.org