The Family has been struggling to figure out how to work this whole school work thing into our evening routine.
What? Kindergarten is hard.
Last night, The Dada and I worked out a new course of action. As soon as we get home at the end of the day, the plan shall be:
Discovery activity. Yes, this is homework.
Explore activity. Yes, this is a bribe.
Tonight we tried this for the first time and it was flawless. Positively flawless. After snack, The Kidling wrote two thank you notes for writing practice and it only took two eons. The
bribe exploration activity was a fabulous incentive. After watching a wolf documentary (What? It is a school night. We couldn’t get too crazy), we had dinner and moved along with the bedtime routine.
It worked! It really freaking worked!
After a drama free bedtime, The Kidling and I snuggled up in her bed. We chatted a bit and I commented on how pleased I was with the productive and fun evening: writing, wolves, dinner…
The Mama: I’m proud of you, Kidling. Your hard work is really starting to pay off!
The Kidling: (matter-of-factly) You’re forcing me too.
The Mama: Yes I am. It’s my job.
And tonight, I did it well.