It was a wonderful Monday morning. While the rest of the world was hustling and bustling to school and work we were lounging in our pajamas, eating our breakfast slowly.
I had woken up to the kids playing with their figurines. Setting them up, acting out scenes, etc.. I was greatly enjoying watching them play, but I knew there was work to be done so I got out my phone and had a look at the dreaded to-do list.
Thats when I did it. And oh, I regretted it as soon as I did it.
Let me preface this post by saying, I’m not about blind obedience. I *LOVE* that my son questions authority! Did you ever notice that most of the founding fathers qualify for ODD? With the right guidance, a stubborn, opinionated child can become an adult with convictions and passions. So on that note, I want my son to argue his heart out when we debate who is the best superhero. I hope he dazzles me with his persuasive skills when he argues for a later bedtime. But there are just some things that aren’t worth fighting over! Things like brushing his hair, getting his shoes on. Daily routines.
I finally found a way to not only get my son to stop arguing with me, but to get him excited to do the mudane everyday tasks he used to fight: picture charts.