Thursday, April 20, 2006

Routine is a good thing...

I've made this great new chart (actually I stole it off Super Nanny) for Monkey to use for her morning and nightly routines. I've drawn out the different things she needs to do and in what order. I then attatched little squares of velcro under, or above, each thing. I put Monkey's picture on a flower and then put velcro on the back of that too. She moves her picture down the line until she's completed her routine...then we'll movie it to the other one when night comes. If you have this for more than one child you just make more rows and give them each a picture to move along. The Nanny only did this for the morning routine but I forget too much stuff at night (mostly peeing and brushing the teeth). She seems to be liking it so far. She's actually standing at it right now talking to herself. Hee Hee! I'm hoping it'll last for a while so that I can take it with us when ever we move. Wish me luck.
I am editing this post so that I can add in another BRILLIANT thing I've started today (I do have these types of ideas once in a while). Monkey has been wanting to get toys left and right. So when she starts asking now we tell her that she has to save up her allowance. I bought this dry erase board and in permanent marker I drew and wrote what her chores are. When she's completed the chore, she marks it off. This way we can erase the board everynight and start over. When the time comes for us to upgrade her chores, I'll just buy a new board (it was only like $3) and put her new chores on it. I'm really excited about this, I'm just praying it'll work. She'll get $5 every week if she keeps up with her chores and I get a nice way to tell her no when she asks for toys every 5 minutes. YEAH!

bunny trail: the Gunny that's been taking Hunny through the CI process came down and interviewed a couple of the guys he works with. Mentioned to them that the board meeting Hunny'll be attending on the 26th is very stressful. Please say some serious prayers about this. He really wants this, so I want it for him. Thanks a bunch!

4 comments:

momofallboys said...

Hey are you going to do were she has sto save, spend and give thing with the money also. These are all great ideas whatever makes our life easier, huh? I need to get one of these for my chores.

Heather said...

That is great!! I love it!!

Stephanie said...

I am so going to have to steal your cute ideas. It will help the transition of a new environment and get her excited about doing stuff.

Meredith said...

What a great idea! I am delurking just to wish you the best of luck with it!