We just completed the last week of our 21 day habit forming project: keeping bedrooms clean and neat. It was fun to watch the kids work together to gain points. I thought it might turn in to more of a competition, but instead the children ended up helping each other out. Yay!
The bait on the end of the hook was a trip to Starbucks with Dad and Mom.
As the final week went on, three of the kids had an even amount of points, but my littlest princess was lagging behind a bit.
“Hmmm… maybe I should mess their areas up a bit! ” she schemed.
Fortunately, her siblings had a more gracious approach and encouraged her to find some extra areas in the house to straighten, in hopes of gaining a few more points.
I love the fact that they all wanted to go together!
So… last night at 8:00 we all left the house to have a late night run to the coffee shop and had hot chocolates for everyone!
A special thank you to Uncle Mark and Aunt Merry for the Starbucks gift cards!
Will the rooms be forever clean now???
I think not, but no doubt, we have raised the standard for what is acceptable.