More sweetness

After 2yo Rachael was rebuked for having found and dispersed her older sister’s gum, she was sentenced to restitution. I told her that her next treat from the Treat Basket would go straight to her sister.
She nodded and answered “yes ma’am” but I suspected she wouldn’t really understand until it came time to hand over the goods.
I underestimated her comprehension.
The next time she headed toward the bathroom, she announced to the gum-owner: “OK, I go potty and get a treat for you. I get you candy!”
She made a point of getting up on the potty all by herself. When you’re 2yo and everyone is tired of the mad dash to lift you onto the toilet, climbing up by yourself gets you a treat, no questions asked.
I held the basket for her as she chose a mini-pack of m&m’s, and she cheerfully handed them off. Just like that.
I never thought that chocolate could bring me so much pleasure outside of eating it.


  1. Treasurekeeper says:

    So sweet :)!!!

  2. that is almost unbearable sweet! the Christian influence of parents and older siblings is already showing its effect.

  3. HomeSchool Mommy says:

    I love that “restitution” rule. I only have one child at the moment (and she’s nearing six years old), but Lord-willing there will come a time when I have several around the same age. This will be a great tool!

  4. That is great. I have always said that they understand WAY more than we give them credit for. What a good girl.

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  6. Shannon says:

    That’s awesome. 🙂

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