Day 15: Even More Mad-Libs

I don’t know if this is a kid-thing or a J-thing, but once he gets into something he can play it over and over and over and over….. Good thing I like Mad-Libs! He had to go to bed 1/2 an hour early last night due to a consequence system we have*, so our time was limited.  Dad joined in on the fun, but he mostly entertained E with her coloring book.

Day 15 Stats: More Mad-Libs, 20 minutes, Dad with E, H asleep, a little rushed but still fun.

*This system has been helpful, so I will share.  (I took it directly from James Dobson.):  We have a two-columned chart on the wall.  One side says, “Awake by 6:30am,” and the other lists his before-school responsibilities (breakfast, teeth brushed, etc.) “….by 7:40am.”  If he checks “no” on either column, he has to go to bed a half an hour early.  If he checks them both “no” then he goes to bed an hour early.  (That has never happened.)  We let him stay in bed and silently read books during that time since his bedtime is so early anyway.  I like the idea.  It helps teach him responsibility, which is right on cue for him developmentally.


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