Celebrating their "new May seats"!
May 1, 2008
We did also end up incorporating a "kid of the day" type system when we started to have arguments about what t.v. show to watch. We instituted a "t.v. helper". The "t.v. helper" of the day is in charge of picking out the shows to watch and is responsible for turning on and off the tv and any other remote control jobs. The "t.v. helper" position did end up growing to include a few more, regular jobs, and has turned out to be a great thing to fall back on when there is a dispute that is really hard to make "fair" for everyone.
Our May 2008 calendar in the kitchen.
The tv helper's initial is recorded at the bottom of each day.
I know this picture will crack me up when I am old and gray
because every month in our calendar has had those initials for the last few years.
Aaaaahhhh, the memories that I'm sure I'll appreciate. ;)
All bickering problems solved...right...NOT!! LOL! I refused to use any sort of order for who gets to run up the stairs first, who gets to go potty first, who gets to brush their teeth first, who gets to have the first poured cup of milk, or the first waffle out of the toaster. No, there were still plenty of tears shed in our house over being first, or not being first, or not being last, or ALWAYS being last. But, we do what we can.