Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Not quite sure this is working out right....

O: "Mom, you know what makes me happy?"

Me: "No, what?"

O: "When you let me watch TV."

Me: "Really? Is that the only thing that makes you happy?"

O: "No. When you let me do whatever I want. That makes me happy too!"

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lazy Bones

As the older brother, it always frustrates C that O doesn't pull his weight when it comes to cleaning up at the end of the day. We've been working on getting O more involved by giving him specific tasks but this has only garnered mixed results.  So today I tried to motivate him with an incentive, by announcing that only boys who help to clean up the living room would have a brownie after dinner. But it looks like O is still just fine with the status quo where C does everything.

O: "Mom? Can we just make a new rule that C cleans up everything, and then I get the treat?"