Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Best Rule I Ever Made

This week I decided I'd had enough of the constant begging for privileges and goods beyond what my children really need to be healthy and happy. So, I made the rule that if a boy wants to ask me for something (beyond necessities), he must first do a chore to earn the privilege of asking for that thing. It has cut down on the asking considerably and then today, when Jacob decided it was worth all the effort to ask me for something, he cleaned his room and vacuumed every corner of it only to find that once he was done, he'd completely forgotten what he had wanted to ask me for in the first place.