Friday, October 05, 2007

NOT Too Busy

Libby has been in this terrible habit of saying that she is too busy when I ask her to do something that she doesn't want to (i.e. naptime, come inside, etc.) I was getting tired of it and annoyed by it, but wasn't sure what to do with it. I finally resorted to reading a book called "Creative Correction" and thought I would try one of her methods.

So, on Tuesday I gave Libby ten pennies to carry around in her purse and told her every time that she told me she was "too busy" she had to give me a penny. She was ready to go to the store as soon as I handed her the pennies. :) That shopping instinct kicks in early. Anyway, I told her she had to wait and she ended up paying me only one penny on Tuesday for that awful phrase. We have done this for three and a half days now and she has lost only one penny per day (and none for today yet). Anyway, Friday is shoppinhg day so we got to spend our hard earned pennies today. First, we put all of Libby's pennies in her purse.


Then, we went to "Mom's Bank and Trust" to trade them in for some silver coins.


And then, the best part, we got to go shopping. Libby's first big girl purchase was two Cheeto's (at a non-snack time) for a penny and a matchbox car for a dime. She even saved some of her money so she could earn up for bigger items later (hopefully college...yeah, I doubt that).


Hopefully we can tackle this bad habit and move on to the next one next month. :)
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1 comment:

Deanna said...

What a terrific idea! I may have to try this one out on Aaron one of these days!