Monday, August 9, 2010

What Do You Do?

Miss Lover of Books - 

"What do you do with a Kangaroo who jumps in your window, sits on your bed, and says, 'I never sleep on wrinkled sheets, so change them now and make them smooth, and fluff up the pillow if you please.'

What do you do?

You throw him out, that's what you do, 'Get out of my bed, you Kangaroo!!'"

This is one of my favorite childhood books and probably explains where I get some of my sass.  But now my question is: 

What do you do with a 2 year old who is obsessed with a Thomas DVD that he has already watched 3 times and can not be distracted or bribed with anything else and is driving you nuts?

What do you do?

Well, I can not throw him out, although it crossed my mind.  I almost threw out the DVD after the 2nd time watching.  

Instead you make him a job chart, that's what you do.

And so T Bear experienced his first job chart.  As he would start one of his jobs he would get distracted and start to play.  After a few minutes, he would remember the DVD and come running saying "I want my jobs! I want my jobs!"

It took us two hours, but his jobs got done and I felt somewhat better letting him watch the Thomas DVD for the 4th time that day.

I figure 2 years old might be a little early for a job chart, but it is better than just throwing him out!

-Sassy book lover Miss T


  1. start'em young! good on you for being creative. and t-bear is totally worth keeping for all the other moment-ees that he gives us. :D

  2. Good Job Mom! I'm impressed that he would connect the jobs to the DVD without you having to remind him.