Everyone likes to be noticed.
Especially when they do something right.
Each day, the kids do checklists. Checklists keep this momma sane.
When they finish their checklist- they get tickets. Finish first? You get the most tickets. Finish last? You get the last, lonely ticket.
If I catch them loving – I notice.
“Judah, that was very kind… go get a ticket.”
If I see they picked something up in the yard or off the floor– just to be a help.
You get the picture.
We never, ever take tickets away.
We draw a winner each Sunday afternoon.
There is a grand prize winner box and then the five remaining children have numbers drawn and get to choose from the runner up prize box.
The grand prize winner throws all of that weeks tickets away and we start new on Monday.
You know what? (you’re fantastic too!)
PS: A special thanks to all of you who have contacted me about my dad and his fight for life as mentioned in this post. Strangers and friends alike, you have blessed my life by your sweet words and prayers. He is still fighting.