The plan was that he gets a sticker for picking up his toys, brushing his teeth, and anything else we feel goes above and beyond the call of toddler duty. At five stickers he would get a small reward (movies, museum visit, special time with GG) and at 50 he would get to select a toy from the box. We have had to amend it to 10 stickers for a small reward because mommy underestimated his sticker earning ability.
I also have decided not to give him food rewards. I don't judge those who are able to use candy or ice cream as a tool to guide behavior, I just have a really messed up relationship with food that I am trying to avoid passing on to Giddy.
Today Gideon earned his first small reward: a trip to the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
with grandma (GG) and mama! Gideon was pretty excited if not a little surprised/confused.
|I haz stickers|
|that must be the best milk ever|
|Is this not one of the saddest pictures you have ever seen of my child?|
|Gideon helping GG play Angry Birds|
In the end Gideon had a really special day and that is all that matters. And I guess that means I need to stop being angry at a museum, right? And I shouldn't egg it or TP the trees or....ahem, yeah.