Sunday, September 12, 2010

A few minor tweaks and it's not so bad....

Day #7 and no one had died. That's a big surprise to McKenna who honestly didn't think she could live without her laptop. But she hasn't even mentioned it for 4 days. Kids don't miss the Wii, the TV is no longer the background noise...except for right now, but it's the Redskins game so it's OK for now :). We did bring back the dishwasher.....praise God!
Not having all these "distractions" has given me so many ideas and also allowed me to spend more important time with McKenna who with being the oldest gets one on one time the least of the three.
One thing we are focusing on is teaching the kids the importance of "service." This last week we really talked about "serving" in the home. So the kids have been doing chores and marking them off on a sheet. McKenna is earning money, and now is expected to pay for ANYTHING she needs and wants. Today she went to Target to get a few things and ended up spending $38. She was in shock how fast little things add up. What an incredible lesson to teach! So as soon as we got home she starting doing chores like crazy to make up for the money she spent. I LOVE IT!
I had an idea for Sophie and Kyle to make chores a little more fun, it's called Chore Tic-Tac-Toe. The kids have a sheet that looks like a Tic-Tac-Toe board with 9 different chores on it. They get to pick 3 and earn stickers on the three they pick to win Tic-Tac-Toe! Everyone wins with this game. I will post a picture, it's great for ages 3-8 year old!

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