We have had a great week and weekend with Erin and Madison and I just had to brag (as a good Nana should!!!)
It never ceases to amaze me what we will do for these two little girls…even if it means swallowing your pride and letting them paint your fingernails!!! Did I mention that NOEL let them paint his too…is he a great Papa or what????
We also started a reward board for the girls due to their recent outbursts of orneriness…aka acting out…and it is working like a charm!!! The girls are now LOOKING for things to do to earn stars toward a prize!!! They get 5 and 10 star prizes…they have been different little girls this weekend for sure. Erin has been going to bed without any arguments and even asking if they can go to bed…all for a little star on a piece of paper with their name on it!!! The prizes consist of pencils, erasers, headbands and mini M&Ms (1 prize per 5 stars) and the 10 star prizes are water guns (hope that wasn’t a mistake), sidewalk chalk and books for starters!!! They are napping now and will want their star for laying down with no arguments as soon as they wake up…why didn’t I think of this before???
Last but not least this weekend….they played in the sprinkler!!!!! Madi was a little apprehensive at first but they had a good time once they got started!!!
Just wanted to share this wonderful experience we had with the girls this weekend….being a grandparent is SOOOO much fun. I saw a bumper sticker once that said “Granchildren are your reward for not killing your teenager…” I think I would have to agree!!!!