So after yesterday’s debacle of a morning, I decided to start fresh this morning and really focus making this morning routine a positive one.
Mateo’s bad morning turned into a really bad day at school, and I was hoping to turn it all around today.
Mateo is currently obsessed with presents. I keep a stash of recycled gift bags in the closet and Mateo likes to pull out his favorites and put toys are books in them and hand them out like presents.
I had a little crocodile wind up toy in my closet from the Dollar Store so I decided to wrap it up in a cute bag as incentive for Mateo to get dressed. I also wrapped up some shells that Maya has always admired as a gift to her. I want to be fair, plus if Mateo sees Maya getting a present first, that’s even bigger incentive for him.
And so after breakfast I grabbed the two bags and told the kids “if you get dressed in less than 4 minutes and are well behaved you can have a present”.
The both happily got dressed in under two minutes, both received their little gifts and had a fabulous morning and drop off.
Every day is a new, a second chance for us to do things right and learn from mistakes we have made. And let’s be honest some days just suck! But so far so good for today.