There is always a song in my head. (even if the words aren't all correct)
Mondays are actually all about avoiding the manic for me. Every Monday I sit down at the family computer, gather my tools (cell phone, notepads of various sizes and colors, extra fine sharpie, neon sharpie, dry erase marker) and attempt to make sense of our week.
First up is always school. I sit down with each of my sons and explain to them how they failed me last week and need to do better. Okay, I put a much more positive spin on things than that, but that's what it feels like I'm doing in my head :( Each of the boys gets a weekly goal sheet detailing what high hopes I have for them in each subject. We highlight any subject they completely skipped during the past week and make that the mandatory first subject to complete this week, ignoring of this rule will produce swift and harsh punishments. Rewards of Disney Infinity Power Discs are than given in a grand celebratory ceremony where they dig through my purse til they find a pack, fight over who gets each one, and then tear through the wrappers like it's the worlds last twinkie. Kids who haven't earned Power Discs watch forlornly from the corner and make secret vows to pinch the Power Discs the first time their brothers back is turned. I input everything into my master spreadsheet so that when the goal sheets are inevitably lost I have backup proof that I did indeed ask them to do Unit 8 Lesson 11 and I am not secretly adding goals to ruin their lives. The spreadsheet looks a little something like this:
|Don't judge me to harshly on this weeks list, the 8 year old made it and I do plan to add vegetables, promise.|
|No household items are listed because I buy them all on Amazon, we do use toilet paper etc... just like the rest of you.|
|That Thursday is looking pretty sweet!|
Hope you enjoyed the first in my series of "Slice of Life" moments. There's more to come even if you didn't.