Melissa came up with a really good idea to get our girls to be more helpful and more courteous to others. She came up with a system of putting a cotton ball into a jar every time we catch them doing good things. Yesterday both girls succeeded in filling their jars to the top. I took them to the bank where they love to go because they usually get suckers from the teller. I told them that I needed to go and that I would take them and they got so excited. They were jumping up and down and excited because they would be getting suckers. When we got there the girls did not get suckers. They were not offered by the teller but the girls didn't say anything about it. When we got outside I immediately bent down and told them that they both were going to get a cotton ball because they didn't ask for a sucker. They were so excited because they both knew that would be the cotton ball that would make each of their jars full. They each were able to select their reward and they both picked to go to McDonalds. Maddie went to dinner tonight with Melissa and Hannah went to lunch with me. Here is a quick video of Hannah and my date together:
Disclaimer - This is not a typical meal.
We both had a good time. I asked Hannah what she wanted to do next time she got her jar filled and she told me she wanted to do the same thing. I am hoping to convince her that she can do something else like go to the zoo or children's museum. That sounds like more fun and healthier to me.