Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thoughts of the Week - Construction & Patience
I got the idea from my childhood. My dad had a "cuss jar" and had to put money in it every time he cursed. He is a truck driver so it didn't take long for him to fill it up ;) Funny because it's been years since I remember even hearing him curse, but when we were growing up, hearing Son of a B was pretty much an everyday occurrence...
Now I know that this idea may seem ridiculous to some, and probably wouldn't work on an older kid who could care less if I lost my patience just so long as they could get more money. But for a 6 year old, she'd much rather me be encouraging and positive than short and snappy. Having never been a rewards type of family, it kind of goes against our parenting views a bit too, but like I said, it's working and that's good enough for me.
On another note, I could never be a home improvement type of blogger. Two hours after tearing down walls and closets, I remembered that I never got a single "before" picture. I'm finally getting myself a linen closet, and in turn Syd's closet is being shrunken down. He had an enormous closet that stretched the length of an entire 7' wall. Just not right for a boy to have a closet that big ;) So for now I'm getting linen space, hooray! And Syd's getting a more appropriate size closet. All very exciting stuff. You guys will never have to hear me complain about zero linen storage again!