We almost made it this morning.
Missy woke up cheery. I had worship with them both. We had a very pointed discussion on the heart and choices. After prayer I let them know that they were to do their 5 things and I would reward them if they could do their routine with a happy face and willing spirit.
They were happy. First she made her bed, then she got dressed, next she drank water and she even watched her light without a struggle. Everything was punctuated with, "I love you mommy"s and "Thank you mommy! I'm praying for happy heart." etc... Actually it was a bit over the top, but I totally went along with it. Hugs at every turn, and thankfulness for the attitude.
And then she said, "I have one more job!!! I'm almost done!!!"
She went in the bathroom and I threw a few words of encouragement her way.
She sat down and immediately she was seized with a different spirit and she started whining, "I can't do it!!!!!!"
I called to her to stop and think about what she was saying. I asked her stop talking to no avail. She was either testing me or she was in spiritual warefare. "I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it!!!!!!"
I went in there and she was mad, but the strangest thing was that she HAD DONE IT and it was all hogwash.
She lost her treat. She is in time-out eating a bowl of beans and it's not even 8:30 yet, so actually, that's progress. She got mouthy when I put her in time-out which I quickly squelched. She's not hard. She allowed me to hold her hands while I prayed with her. She let me hug her and she knows it's nobody's fault but her own that she's in time-out.