Monday, September 01, 2008

Enough Already

I'm tired of hanging up forgotten bath towels, cleaning up puddles around the toilet, finding dirty laundry on the floor IN FRONT of the hamper, tripping over toys and cell phone texting during homework time. It's time to train them.

Starting today, both kids wills start the week with $5 in quarters. Each time the kids break a rule, fail to listen, or don't take care of their belongings they have to pay me a quarter. At the end of the week, whatever is left in their cups is their's to keep. (I'm even going to be nice and cash them into dollar bills so I don't have to keep running to the bank for quarters.)


Unless they surprise me, there probably won't be much left in there by this time next week.


7 comments:

Vicki said...

Ok, so who is the "oops" container for? Mom and Dad?

Wendy said...

What a great idea:) I may have to copy this for my 8 year old! He really thinks I am my slave.

Wendy said...

I meant his slave:)

lynda w said...

The oops container is where they have to put the quarters that they lose into. They are paying mom and dad, but really it just gets reused the following week.

Ashley is going to get nailed if she keeps leaving clean clothes on the floor in her closet. Would have cost her $1.25 had we not been doing a trial run yesterday.

maggie said...

Hahahahaha, that's cute. Love it! Wish I could put my cats on that plan somehow...

MamaFlo said...

Wow, your children got away with taking advantage of their Mom for a long time if you're just now going to train them.
Heed Mom's warning Kids!!

Brandie said...

Haha... great idea!