Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Last night I had a wonderful chat during swim carpool with my 7 year old about resolutions. He knows what his dad's is (its the same every year... big diet) and I told him he needed to think about what his resolution would be. I had been thinking about it and was ready to prompt him with some ideas that I would like him to work on. However, the smart guy beat me to the punch. "I have one. I will brush my teeth twice a day instead of just one. It is something I should do, but I don't." True enough. We are going to put up a chart and aim for 2 stickers every day. 30 days of double stickers equals a date to the movies. I mean, adults reward themselves for achieving resolutions, so why shouldn't I reward him. Plus, at the end of the month he goes to the dentist; I am praying for an appropriate natural consequence! Do your kids make resolutions? Do you make them for them? Breakfast today, Fiber One Bar and coffee.