CHALLENGE DAYS 13 – 16: MOM METHOD, CONDENSED VERSION

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We’re still moving along with the 30-Day Mom Challenge. No one knows I’m doing it except me. As much as the boys and I eat dinner together I didn’t realize how much they appreciated having meals with me until they raved to their dad about me eating breakfast at the table with them. Normally, he is the one who eats breakfast at the table with them because I’m always running around during weekday mornings.

Days 13 - 16  The Condensed Version

That said, let’s talk about days 13 – 16.

DAY 13: TEACH YOUR KIDS A NEW KITCHEN SKILL

This has been so hard for me to allow the boys to do. I spoke with my mom, my sisters and my husband. Everyone thinks I’m overprotective. I am. However, I don’t want to handicap my children. So, over the last week I let them help me in the kitchen more. They washed fruit, gathered supplies and even filled pots with water so that I could make pasta. Allowing them to help has made certain aspects of meal preparation much easier. And, having them help me clean the kitchen has been wonderful. Now, the expectancy is for them to place their dishes in the dishwasher and not in the sink. WIN for Mom.

DAY 14: TEACH YOUR KIDS TO CALL GRANDMA (OR ANOTHER TRUSTED ADULT AS AN EMERGENCY POINT OF CONTACT)

My boys already knew how to do this but I had to give them a better tool. The oldest child has his own cell phone so he never memorized numbers. My youngest child has access to my phone but I never thought to teach him the code on my phone. Now, we are gathering all of the emergency numbers for them to learn. We will also place all of the contact numbers on our home communication wall.

DAY 15: TEACH YOUR KIDS TO GAUGE TIME

This started on Day 4 of this challenge. Since we worked with the 7 year old on calculating time, he is now much more aware of how much time he needs to do things. He’s also started paying attention to tasks. This will come in handy as they get better acquainted with The M.O.M. Method as many of the tasks has a projected amount of time for completion attached.

DAY 16: BELLY LAUGH WITH YOUR KIDS

This was my absolute favorite tasks so far. There are few things that bring me joy like my family laughing together. The 7 year old and I had a good laugh while watching some cartoon. Afterwards, he acted out the scene over and over. Later, both boys made their own parities of Wrecking Ball and Jingle Bells.

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on Amazon.com.

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