Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Once a teacher...

Teachers of small children all know the power of the stamp. Kids loves stamps and stickers! I also know that kids love and need order and schedules. They want to know what to expect in a day and they what to know what is expected of them. The other thing smaller children really like is the feeling that they are capable and needed. If you combine these things, and you're a former teacher, you spend about an hour coming up with a behavior chart complete with picture icons.

Wow! This is the start of our second week with a behavior chart and Nathan loves it! I am once again amazed by the power of the stamp.

Note: He must earn the stamp. That PM listener is a particularly hard stamp to get. I will say that he has got it the last 2 days in a row.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pina Colada

Nathan's last words to me tonight as I'm closing the door to his bedroom, "Do you like Pina Colada and getting caught in the rain. If you wait for an hour, if you have half a brain." He even sang it to the right melody. OMG! He is so funny! I'm afraid I'm the only one that understands his wit and sense of humor.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


cold turkey

Zachary is officially off the bottle. We just do cold turkey around here. He didn't even mind. He is choosing to walk about half the time, and is starting to repeat word sounds. I swear it feels like it was just yesterday that I was tearing up every time I hit a bump in the road. How could that have been a year ago?