The boys are steamrolling me!
No one realizes how fantastic they have it. I mean really. They sleep until 7:30 every morning while other kids are rushing to catch the bus or already at school! They get hot meals three times a day, go on a zillion field trips, and have nearly half the work load of public school kids, and all they do is complain!
What’s that? You don’t like what we’re eating?
That’s ok, sweetheart. I will make you something different.
So, here’s to good old fashioned parenting.
Get the things you like when you do the things you don’t!
I’m not making any announcements. I’m not calling a family meeting to bring this new mentality to their attention. I think they’ll just figure it out.
There’s not going to be any stickers, charts, or money.
It’s so simple. Why didn’t I think of this before?
When your schoolwork is done, you can play.
When your room is clean, you can use your ipod.
Help me and I’ll help you.
When what you’re doing isn’t working.