Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's amazing what a little creativity can do


As a mother I am constantly trying to do all I can to make sure that Will is entertained and happy, at the same time trying to make sure he is well-behaved and safe. This is often a very daunting task, especially when the "terrible twos" are in full force. I am not the most creative person in the world, but I think I might have figured out a way to make cleaning up toys and being obedient a fun game. Earlier today I decided to see how well Will would do at "Simon Says". We started simple with things like "Simon Says touch your head" and "Simon Says sit in the chair." When I saw that he had grasped the concept, I decided to try "Simon Says put your shoes in your room." It worked! So I kept going with other things that needed to be put away. I was amazed at how quickly he did as he was asked, and there were no tantrums and no disobeying. He actually had fun! I love it when I have "Mommy breakthroughs" :-)

6 comments:

Kurt said...

Now see if the "Simon Says" approach works with Will's DAD?!!

PHYLLIS said...

That breakthrough is worthy of publishing. Other mothers ought to know about it! (Leave it to a psychology major)

Sharon said...

What a breakthrough! That is definitely a great game!

Paul & Sarah said...

Good idea! I'll have to try that one.

Mary said...

Brilliant!

Jesika Harmon said...

That's awesome! I am totally going to try that...once Bree can grasp that concept :)