Thursday, February 19, 2009
Birthday Card and Mean Mom Story
I made this birthday card for my BIL. He's a big outdoorsy-hunting-fishing-camping-kinda guy. Thought this would work for him. ;) Stamps are PTI- Forest Friends. The sentiment is actually a dollar stamp from somewhere. The grass I drew in by hand and I just sponged in the sky. The paper is Cosmo Cricket. It all came together really pretty quick.
Ready for my Mean Mom Story?
So homework and chores are always a bit of a struggle at our house. Seems like no matter what kind of incentives I give or what kind of charts I make, it's still a fight. But... I figured out a way to get BOTH boys to do chores and be nice to each other and do homework.
Ready for it?
It's kind of mean...
I took away the TV!
New rule- NO TV ON SCHOOL DAYS!
Seriously. We've been doing it for a week and a half so far and it has made such a huge difference. Of course it also means I have a 4 year old attached to me all day. But he's so much happier. And they both are listening better. Ahhh. We'll see how long it lasts! So, there you go. I'm now the meanest mom on the block. And that's OK. :)