Olivia proudly presents her first ever completed bedtime reward chart.
I will carefully place this precious document in her childhood diary and I am pretty sure in years to come as we are looking back at all her memories I will have forgotten how antique this single piece of paper became to me!
There are six columns on the free printable that I designed and we sailed through the first half of the chart without any problems at all. That was months ago.
Since starting her chart we have moved house, had a bedroom revamp and I, myself had to go into hospital for a few nights. No wonder her routine was disrupted. So the last three weeks’ worth of stickers actually took months!
But the sticker chart is now completed and hopefully we can get back on board with full nights spent sleeping like a princess in her own bed.
The moral of this sticker chart was not only to train and offer an incentive to my little girl to stay in her own bed, but to show her that we never gave up. For me it was so important to install boundaries from a young age and I have always lived Motherhood by routine, maybe sometimes on the edge!
So whether this sticker chart took weeks, months or years (God help me) to fulfil, we did it. I taught my Daughter how important it is to complete something and obtain achievement.
Today will mostly be spent jumping around like lunatics and over emphasizing this positive experience to our three year old.
The sarcasms of parenthood.