Onward and UpwardOctober 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Tags: baby, photos
I can hardly believe my little boy is going to be three soon! Sometimes I forget how far he’s really come. Today I decided to try out a new reward system, a sticker chart that he can populate as he accomplishes good tasks. After 10 stickers, he’ll get a special treat. We went to Michael’s this morning and he picked out the paper (red, of course!), and the stickers (dino-themed), then I drew him a chart with pictures of the good deeds he’ll need to accomplish: eating by himself, sitting on the potty, letting me get him dressed without throwing a fit (which has been a problem lately), and eating all his veggies. On the other side I drew out some rewards: ice cream, a new toy car, a lollipop. Then I explained the whole system to him. He seemed to get it…sort of. He had earned three stickers when I took this photo. But then he whined all afternoon that he wanted a lollipop. I kept having to remind him that he had to earn it. I think this will take some time to sink in.
Inspired by my friend Chance’s blog, I rearranged the pantry so all of Liam’s healthy snacks were on one shelf. And all of daddy’s unhealthy snacks are out of arm’s reach. Ideally he’ll be able to reach in here and get what he wants when he’s hungry. But for now he just points to what he’s hungry for. It’s a start.
Another huge accomplishment this week: Liam loves the slide now! He spent a year refusing to go down, and then just the other day he finally got up the nerve. Now it’s all he wants to do! I took him to the park today to snap some photos. Of course I picked a cloudy day when Liam really needs a haircut. But no bother – he’s cute no matter what!