Blogging from Bed today, it feels like my tonsil has taken over half of my head, crazy swollen gland. But I am still living a Thankful Thursday and in honor of Thankful Thursday I will update you on our families 30 days of gratitude. Granted, it is only day 3 of the month so I do not have much to update you on but we have illustrated acts of kindness through the following activities;
The kiddos made thank you cards for their grandparents, thanking them for the fun Halloween treats. While the kiddos made their thank you cards I made good egg awards for them. Our house is on the market and we recently had a showing for our house and the kiddos were amazing. They helped by cleaning their rooms, watching their little sister, and being all around great listeners. So, in their good egg awards I have included a coupon for each of them.
One of the coupons is for a video of your choice, or in this house, a Netflix movie of your choice (this is kind of a big deal come family movie night). The other coupon, for my eldest, is good for staying up an extra hour past her bedtime (which I might be looking more forward to then she is, it will be nice to have time with her while the others are in bed, like old times).
I have a booklet of coupons in mommy’s secret hiding place (top shelf of the pantry) and I like to hand out a coupon at least twice a
month to the children. It is important that we reward our children and acknowledge good behavior. It seems like far too often parents focus on the bad behavior and spurt out unnecessary names such as “Brat”. It is just as important to focus on the good.
This evening we plan on calling family that lives long distance but given the current state of my throat I have a feeling I will not
be doing much talking. God is helping me become a better listener (life, forever a learning experience).