A couple months ago, a toy catalog came in the mail. I get many, many catalogs, so the fact that a random one made it here, is not surprising. The fact that my boys love to look at catalogs is also not surprising, given they see me doing it all the time. They’ve never really mentioned wanting anything out of them before. Usually they just look at them, eventually tear them apart and that’s that.
Brendon has been talking about robots for some time now and when he came across a robot in the toy catalog, he started asking if I could buy it for him. Around this time, he was being a real brat. Smart mouth, bad behavior, hitting his brother, etc., you know how kids can be.
My clever hubby came up with Brendon earning the money to buy the robot and termed them Behavior Bucks. The chart went up and three days later with no bucks earned, we were off to a very rocky start. Somewhere around 10 days, Brendon clued in, or his behavior cycled, and he started earning his bucks. You might remember him offering to clean his room and my house on Facebook? That was around the 25 dollar mark. He was getting the picture.
There were several days here and there when he didn’t earn a single buck, but when he got to the last five dollars, he was determined! “And when I get my last dollar, that will be Awesome!” He even offered to share it with John, after ten minutes of playing with it himself.
This week Brendon finally earned all 40 of his Behavior Bucks. Hopefully, this will have a lasting impact on his behavior!