Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Caught in the act...


Every six months or so, just when I think we've figured out little bug out, he changes things up on us. Our system of time-outs and taking away cartoons doesn't seem to be as effective as it once was. So we've added a little more incentive to the mix. A money jar. He'll earn money for good deeds and behavior but he'll also see money removed for inappropriate behavior. We're hoping the visual of the money going up and down in the jar will maybe be a light-bulb moment for him (fingers crossed!)

I used spaghetti sauce jar that would otherwise have hit the recycle bin. I used my new
Stampin' Up Top Note die cut to create the front card. I PSE to print out the Caught in the Act! with the dinosaur graphics. The saying seemed appropriate since he's earning for good and loosing for bad behavoir, we can catch him either way. Some scraps of ribbon and a few pieces of Me & My Big Ideas bling finished it off nicely.

The jar is now sitting on our kitchen counter waiting to be filled.
Wish us luck...

5 comments:

Kimberly G said...

We currently are trying the money jars too. We've been using them to help with going and STAYING in bed. So far so good but nothing seems to work forever.

Jenny O. said...

He's at the perfect age for this. We started something similar with Katherine and now she will do damn near anything for a dime. Wait...maybe that isn't so good. :)

mjenningsdesigns said...

Good luck! Another idea would be earning Chuck E Cheese tokens (if he likes CEC) and then when it is full he gets to go! We used this for potty training...however he potty trained in less than 1 week...must have been a good incentive :-)

Hilarious Jenny O!

paula :: plays with mud said...

cute cute

1 Crafty Gal said...

A million THANK YOU'S for the awesome idea!!! This jar is too stinkin cute! And you say you don't make cute altered items. Puh!