Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Marble jar

I have decided to try and take the "bulls by the horn" so to speak. I went to Michael's yesterday and bought a small glass vase and some marbles. I am rewarding Matthew with good behavior(not talking "ugly talk",going potty,listening,being helpful,not screaming,etc)with marbles. If he does something naughty a marble is removed. When its filled he gets to go to Chuckie Cheese. He is really into it. Although he does keep asking "Can we go now?" after every marble! Since being back in his routine and catching up on his sleep with some extra naps his behavior has improved some.
Caroline's hearing test went great! Yeah! She doesn't have to go back until February. I am defintely not taking the job at the YWCA. In fact I pretty much loathe the women who would have been my boss. Thank you God for giving me such insight before I threw our family into major upheavel.
This weekend Matthew and I are going to see my good friend Liz and her family in Flushing. I haven't seen her in about a year. Caroline and daddy are staying home.
Hope your week is going wonderfully!


Carrie said...

What a neat idea. Teachers use this idea in their classrooms and it usually works...I think my sister in law uses it. I never thought to try something like that at home though. How smart of you!
I'm glad to hear Caroline's hearing test went well too! Yea!!!

Holly said...

I love the marble idea..can I steal it?

heather w said...

I love the marble idea too.. and I have to admit, although probably inappropriately I had to giggle at "ugly talk." you are a really amazing mommy!