Today's WFMW is our life-saving discovery and discipline help-- the Mommy-Store! I was going to add a photo of the Mommy-Store, but my digital camera is on the fritz. So, I'll add it as soon as possible. I've written about the Mommy-Store before in this post. And the how-to's on Mommy-Money in this post. The only things that have changed are available goods, it's now open on Wednesdays, and Bun wants in on this very, very good thing! If you have further questions, please feel free to comment or email me. Thanks for reading!
note: I thought this would eventually get old with the kids. But it doesn't. I just need to post little notes around the house reminding me of the Mommy-Store. When I think about it, I notice the good more in the children rather than the irritating things. I look for opportunities to award white chips.
ADDED NOTE: In response to a few more questions . . .
Poker chips are what we use for Mommy-Money. We bought them in the game section at Wal-Mart. Having never gambled or played poker before, I didn't know where to find them or what they would look like. So I asked an associate. They're very inexpensive.
Right now, we've simplified prices according to shelf. The top shelf items cost 1 Mommy-Money (Mr. Potato Head noses, ears, and eyes, stickers, or one Hershey Kiss), the middle shelf items cost 3 Mommy-Money (Pez refills, seasonal pencils, coupons, a stick of gum), the bottom shelf items cost 5 Mommy-Money (books, doctor kit items).
There is a glass canning jar for each child with their name on it. Then there's a bigger glass jar with all the Mommy-Money in it. When they get awarded, I hand them their jar and their chip so they can put it in.