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!!