Discipline Chart Update
Honestly? Just putting up a chart changed his behavior. It was most noticeable the first two or three days. Life was suddenly about making sure he got a sticker that night (meaning he had all of his cards at the end of the day) and there was much striving. The week before I might have taken away all of his cards, but as soon as I put the chart up, his behavior changed drastically. He relaxed a bit and I do take away cards, but I've never taken away more than three and he looks for ways to earn them back. I've had to tell him to back off, that I am not giving him cards for things he is 1) supposed to do anyway and 2) acting ENTITLED about, but if I happen to notice that he was extra polite to me or generous with his sister, then yes, I'll give a card back for those things. I'm glad I have it now that kindergarten has started too, because he's pretty crabby after school (more so yesterday than today) and I still feel like the chart helps ME decide what to do with him.
Tonight Molly got 10 stickers in a row which means she earned her reward. Jack still has two left to make his goal and I liked how he reacted tonight, like he was determined to make it happen. FINE BY ME.
I am still anti-discussing politics on the interwebs. Although I will vote for Mayor Castro's daughter for Cutest Elected Official's Kid.
IT IS AWESOME. Maybe this sounds extra stupid, I don't know, but I am just amazed by Jack's kindergarten teacher. Or basically anyone who is so at home and comfortable with little kids. I LIKE little kids, but I don't have any idea what to DO with them. I was pretty nervous about organizing the games for Molly's birthday party, but afterwards both my mom and my sister, The Teachers, complimented me on my Teacher Voice and that made me feel SO GOOD! Like GO ME! But yeah, just watching Jack's teacher this morning make a point of talking to each kid in the line to go into the building, and then all the other teachers who kept having their kids from last year run up and hug them... It must be pretty awesome to be a teacher, you know?
(I KNOW, TEACHERS. BELIEVE ME. I KNOW.)
But yeah, Jack seems to be having a great time and I continue to be really stupidly happy about his school. Kind of feeling like I did SOMETHING right.
I have picked a color for my entry way! Now I just have to PAINT. And I didn't really want to paint until I had my white trim plan all purchased and cut to fit and all that, because I cannot stand half finished projects. But I'm nervous about it and I think I need Phillip to do some of it and that probably means it will never happen. BOO. Maybe I should just paint anyway? And put the old stuff back up even though I'll have holes where I do not want holes? Blargh.
Baby Weight Update
There is no update! Everything is the same! Basically I keep losing 3 or 4 pounds, then eating them all back on account of Fun Times With Friends Or Family, then losing them again, then eating them back... WHATEVER. I am still going to buy new fall clothes.
Are there any other updates? UHHHH... I still want to write a Hitler post! (You: SNORE.)
OH HA HA IT'S PHILLIP'S BIRTHDAY SATURDAY! Perhaps I should write a BIRTHDAY POST. Oops! Well. You can look forward to that on Monday. What sort of post should it be? Last year I did 33 things you may not know about Phillip. I'm not sure I can think of 34 more things. At least, 34 things Phillip wouldn't mind you knowing. HAAAA. Ok. HMMM. I shall let things percolate...