Saturday, February 18, 2017
How I get my kiddos moving in the morning!
After some brainstorming, I come up with 8:30 man! It's working well! When I call for my blessings to wake up in the morning and remind them of 8:30 man, they jump up and start moving!
Every morning that my kiddos are up with their chore chart done and waiting at their desks with pencils ready by 8:30, they get to see a new part of 8:30 man. After 7 days of successfully being ready on time, they could see him all complete and figured out that their reward was to go on a hike!
They didn't quite achieve 8:30 man in 7 days. There was a morning they were a little slow moving and sleepy. I kept strictly to the exact time. They were disappointed, but ready the next day. Then, there was a day when one kiddo was slightly grouchy and not helping out....it was a good day to talk about teamwork and also doing your part. It was a good lesson learned and the next day they were ready to try again!
On the morning that 8:30 man was completed there was so much cheering and excitement! They truly worked hard and loved their reward!! Success!
Of course, 8:30 man could be 8:00 man, or 7:30 man....whatever works for you. For us, by the time we get dressed, eat breakfast, do devotions and chores and feed animals, 8:30 is a great goal!!
Today is Saturday, so no 8:30 man. When I woke up Micah this morning, he said, "Yay! I'm ready for 8:30 man!"