In therapy this week MK, my 6 year old, was tasked with telling me the good things that happened as I fed her a cookie for giving me eye contact.
So here were the good things. I was very shocked she came up with this many:
1) I got all green faces at school.
A green face means she followed the rules, did her work, and was a model student.
2) I presented my project and my friend gave me two thumbs up!
The project wasn't due until the 28th, but I don't want her to learn the art of procrastination, so we collected some paint swatches from Wal-mart, a backer board, and some stickers. Impressed by the early arrival of her project, the teacher allowed her to present it early as well.
3) I got to do my map of my room project with my mom and we did team work and it was fun. I was happy she stayed home instead of going on date day with daddy.
Normally we use Sunday as "date day" where my husband and I go out, have lunch, run errands, and strategize on how we want to parent the kids etc. This past Sunday our sitter wasn't feeling well, so we stayed home and hung out with the girls. MK and I worked on her project. It was a map with a legend, of her bedroom.
Here is a picture of the final product.
(I erased her full name and address from it)
It made our visit enjoyable. It gave me the chance to lead her through the store. She stayed right with me. Her hands didn't go into sensory overload and touch everything. As we were checking out, the cashier said, "Man, your mom is really lucky to have such a great helper." Her face lit up like a Christmas Tree, and I said, "I couldn't agree more!"