I had this “stellar” idea to put accountability in the hands of my boys. I tried asking the other adults in my life, but it turns out that everyone is willing to cut me too much slack.
So I sat the boys down at the table, and I said, “Ok, kids.” (Just like the Bob book.) I said, “Momma needs to start getting some more exercise around here so I can have more patience.”
They sat at the table and just kept drawing. This was not the motivational moment I was hoping for.
“Sooooo…” plunging forward “…I need YOU guys to be my coaches!!”
This was still not the warm reaction I’d been hoping for. Logan arched an eyebrow. Liam batted an eye. Both kept coloring.
“How about,” I continued, “how’s about you guys remind me every day that I need to do at least ten minutes of exercise.”
“It’ll be like this: YOU get to tell ME what to do.”
Desperately, “You can make me a sticker chart?”
“Oh, YEAH! Mom! We will make you a sticker chart! You will have to do what we say and if you do we will give you a STICKER!!”
So there you have it, folks.
I am now the proud owner of a homemade sticker incentive chart, complete with stickers from the back of the Bob book and stars for the rest days.