The Twins beat their own record today.
Buster showed up for breakfast at 7:30 and Missy at 7:50.
That's unheard of. I had made them each a little tiny photo album with photos of them doing their routine. On some pages I had clock faces that matched my expectations so they could compare to the clock in the hall.They can't tell time, but I'm creating a need to learn and trying to pique an interest.
I was gushing with praise and pointing out how lovely it was to have time to look at picture books and play. There were no time-outs, no grumbles, or pouts.
Missy lied once, I brought it to her attention and she went away for a minute but came back and apologized. Since everything, including school work was accomplished in record time we met up with Jared and Joyanna at the park and played for an hour.
I let the kids know they had done very well and that I was pleased, but that really they enjoyed the benefits of not wasting their time screaming and getting into trouble. I am grateful and relaxed.