Friday, April 10, 2009

What we did

Remember my post from the other day and our oldest really acting out? We came home so upset over her words and actions. We did not talk to her much about it. My husband read from the bible with her and prayed with her. But after they went to bed we had a major discussion. We wanted to help her out. What we decided on is to put all toys away. As of now, we have coloring books and crayons and games and puzzles. At the start of each day they will be allowed to select 1 toy for the day. Like maybe tomorrow they will choose Polly Pockets and maybe Sunday they will choose their tool box etc... We are hoping it will cut down on their fighting and make it easier on them to clean up. So we created a celebration night for it (we did not want it to seem like punishment). We started with a cleaning party! They helped create containers and organize toys etc. Then we had a pajama and pizza party followed by a laundry party! It was a great night and a very peaceful night around here. I will post again soon and let you know how the toy thing is going.

4 comments:

Trinka said...

Do they each choose a toy? or must they agree on one for the day?

It's an interesting experiment - I'm curious to see how it works! I like that you've made it an adventure instead of a hardship.

karen said...

Creative solution! I'll be eagerly awaiting the results!

Kristen & Cliff said...

We are not sure yet. We are thinking that we will let them each have a day to choose and then a day where they decide together? Not really too sure. It will depend on how they handle it. We think it will spur more family time and less arguing but we could be totally wrong!

Belinda said...

Good idea! Maybe I'll try it. Anything that helps cut down on the multitude of toys we have everywhere!