Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Present

Don't fall out of your chair... I'm blogging! I got so behind on blogging that I didn't want to spend the time to try and catch up, but I don't want to forget the fun things that are happening so I'm picking back up in the present. And I'll try to go back and hit the major points over the past seven months at some point.

But, for now... the present...

Several months ago I created a reward system for the boys. They would earn a "money" for their bank each time they went potty or did something nice or helpful. We would also take money from their bank if one of them was mean or not listening. Once or twice a week they get to go shopping with their money in the family store.

This morning Kyle got to go shopping in the store because he went potty and also helped me pick up toys. Kase also got to go after he went #2 in the potty... a MAJOR issue with both boys... I don't want to talk about it!

Kyle picked out a Percy (the train) pull back toy, and Kase picked a Mrs. Potato Head. They were both very excited about their new toys and were still playing with them when I got home from work.

Once I got dinner going, Kyle asked me if I wanted to play with him, so I sat down in the entry way and sent Percy back to Kyle each time he was sent to me. Kase was sitting on Kyle's end, playing with Mrs. Potato Head.

On one of Percy's many runs between Kyle and I, he slowed to a stop about half way between us.

Me: "Oh no, looks like Percy ran out of steam."
Kyle: (speaking for Percy) "Oh no, I'm out of steam."
Kase: (speaking for Mrs. Potato Head) "Don't worry, I have more steam in my purse."