Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Progress?

Beck and I have made progress. I started a "quarter jar." I have been working with him for a while trying to learn the value of a dollar and he has done quite well. Earning money for toys at Wal-Mart, hasn't really comprehended that if you save the money you can get bigger toys, so we tend to come home with junk, but he's learning right? Anyways, instead of earning dollars since that broke me fast, I made two jars; an "M" jar for Mom and a "B" jar for Beck. Now he earns quarters for good behavior, sleeping downstairs and not in my bed, not wetting his pants. not beating up defenseless children at school, you get the idea. And I get to take quarters away from his jar and put in mine when I catch such said behavior. It's not a perfect system, but it does work quite well when I remember to take the jars with me where ever we go. (yes, I carry these 2 huge jars into Wal-Mart on many occasion) Today was not such a good day, 5 quarters got taken away. When I say something about quarters he stops what he doing and looks to see what I am doing whether I am taking them away or adding them. So cross your fingers for me. My Love and Logic book isn't coming, anyone got one I can borrow?
On a happy note: YARD SALE season is upon us. I got up super early last Saturday and got all this for $2.50. And I also got a school desk and chair for $5 for a friend that she has been looking for for a bit. Yeah for me! I don't even want to tell you what my friend Jessica found. It makes me sick and the fact that she didn't go until noon and I was up at 6:00 am makes me even sicker...

6 comments:

Kelley Gubler said...

hey, i know your a twilight fan...if you're interested go to my blog to see how to get an early prescreening of Eclipse here in Moses Lake.

...and that quarter system sounds like a good one...i might have to try that on my kids...

Jana said...

Good idea! I knew you would come up with something. Hopefully it works.

Wow - if I'd only known. We gave a CD player just like the one you bought to Goodwill. Stick to Craigslist - it's so much easier!

PS- Remember kids can't be good all the time. I remember well how you "little" girls would run wild at Twylla's.

Crazy Conley Clan said...

got the book. why haven't you called!?

tiff said...

Remember me when you go..... And I have Kylee too.. Heard of a good one in tri cites in couple weeks. Think we should go.... Save up your money

twylla said...

Kids are great even if they drive you crazy because you know the day will come when they will shape up we all hope. Yard sales are fun to go visit even if you cant find anything You are a good mom with the jars I would have started with a nickle or a dime your a good mom

Deborama said...

Love the break dancing! So impressed they get right out there and are not shy! :)