Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Awesome McAwesome has a bad habit- he bites his nails. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I had to clip his nails! The problem is that I don’t ever see him do it. Here is how our conversation went last week:
Me: McAwesome, when do you bite your nails because I never see you do it?
McAwesome: Umm, usually on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Me: No, I mean when during the day, silly?
McAwesome: Oh! Well, usually about 16 times in the morning, 10 times in the afternoon, and 30 times at night.
There’s a little insight into how my boy’s mind works…slightly scary, huh?! He’s so funny, and we really never know what he’s going to say next!
So about a week and a half ago, I posted a little calendar on the fridge, on which he gets to mark each day that he doesn’t bite his nails. It’s really based on the honor system- but if his nails don’t grow, I’ll know he’s been lying! If he makes seven days, he earns a little prize.
He’s already made his first seven days (and his nails are a little longer!). He’s working on his next seven days now- and he says his nails are sooooo long, it’s getting really hard not to bite them! In reality, his nails aren’t quite long enough to warrant clipping them yet!
I hear conflicting reports on whether it takes 21 days or 28 days to make or break a habit, so I’m just going to shoot for a whole month!