Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Catching Good Behavior

So I don't know about other families but our family is having a bit of a politeness problem these days. Remembering our magic words seems to elude us some days. I've been trying to come up with a quiet way to reinforce & encourage kindness & those shining magic words & this is what I came up with.
"Bee Bucks". Bee Bucks may be awarded at any time for any act of kindness or polite communication. My intent is to just quietly slip them to the kids whenever I catch them doing/saying good things. They will have a pocket on their job chart to store them in & then at the end of the week on payday they may use 5 of them to make up for a missed job on their job chart. This is a great incentive b/c they only get paid for a full day's work & their bonus depends on a full work week. If they don't need to make up missed jobs then they can cash them in for a special treat.
I'll have to try it out for a week or two & see if there are any positive improvements!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Seriously...January 14th 2013

Hahahahaha what a hilarious coincidence - an entire year has passed since my "Blogging Revival" began & not a single post to be found! Not even one saved up in the drafts!
We had a nice Christmas in our home this year! Everyone was happy & received some pretty fun stuff. We tried to do three main gifts for each family member (since we are blessed throughout the year & in keeping with the three gifts Baby Jesus received from the wise men) so the kids were very specific & Santa delivered!
It was also a total treat to have some of our family in town. The girls got an extra fun, couple of days stranded at Grandma's house with their cousins while Mom was snowed in at home!