Normally I am the cool controlled mother who is very careful of what I say so I can follow through with the threat. With a big touch of kids will be kids attitude!
This morning was a rough one. It ended up with me telling my children I was taking all of their toys away from them. (yeah that bad of a morning!) Then I was so cross I didn't hug and kiss them and tell them to have a good day, just said bye, so that upset me!! lol (damn pregnancy hormones don't help!)
Then I got home from school drop off and realised I had to pack away all the toys...bugger. I have finally finished, an hour before pick up. I have left them one book each, the elder one some lego and the younger the chalk board.
Ok, so now I have to decide how/when to give them back.
I have also made charts which have pictures of the routine, am, pm, bed to start.
(This all came from not listening, they have broken a few things around the house this week, which don't belong to me. They have all been things I have repetitively asked them not to do. To top it off when the broke the thing this morning I told them to get ready for school, came down and they were playing ninjas in there room, not ready for school.)
So anyways just after some ideas. Do I give them back one thing a day if they can be ready for school, or well behaved, or one thing a week. If I don't have to get cross? If they prove they can listen by there behaviour?