Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rewards help, please!

I need help.  Suggestions.  Ideas.  What do you reward your kids with?  I'm looking for things that are free and that are not foody/snacky things.  When it comes to things that cost or that contain calories, I'm flush with ideas.  It's the other things I have a hard time coming up with.  Please, share your goods.

In the mornings I've started having the kids not only get Lauren out of her crib for me, but someone also gets her a sippy of milk for me.  And if I stay in bed that much longer, someone also gets her a cup of Cheerios or something like that, too.  Lazy much?  Anyway, to reward this behavior that I value so much, I stopped with the gum or the pennies.  Instead I came up with this and it's genius because they LOVE it:  They get to drive.  All the way down our cul-de-sac!  At some point during the day whomever steps up and happily volunteers to help Lauren in the morning gets to sit on my lap and drive up and down the cul-de-sac.  Isn't that clever of me?  I thought so!  It costs nothing and is calorie free, but it's all I've got.  I need more ideas.  Thank you!

The helper of the day!!


  1. Drew's a crack up, an unassuming yuckster!

  2. What about being the one that gets to pick something for the day, or sit in a certain seat, or wear a special crown?! Maybe they can work towards a "pick out Mommy's outfit for the day" EXTRA special treat!

  3. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Things happen and airbags go off.

    I'm going to just climb up onto my soap box on this one.

    Let's think of something else! I'll hem and haw on it.

  4. I let my kids stay up an extra 1/2 hour later at night, or pick the park we will be going to, or the game we are going to play on family game night.


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