Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Let's make a deal!

A few weeks ago we were out doin' stuff... oh it was part of Bobcat's birthday adventure... anyway we stopped for dessert at a local ice cream shop. While eating a super tasty bowl of ice cream, Bubba piped up that the next time we get to go out for dessert he would like a banana split.

Could Bubba eat a 3 scoop banana split on his own... abso-freakin-lutely! You've never seen a kid put away food like my dear sweet Hubba Bubba (and he is still super thin... must be nice).

Anyway... while sitting there first Daddio said that when he turns 13 (I think) was when we would order one for him... then Daddio paused... and came up with genius plan! He's really good at this stuff :-).

Read 25 books, and once you reach that... then we will go out for banana splits.

After a little more thought we modified just a little. So here are the rules:

Bobcat: Read 30 books, write out the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be in cursive with tidy handwriting.

Bubba: Ready 25 books, write out the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be in his choice of cursive or print with tidy well spaced handwriting.

Snookie: Read 20 books, write out the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be in print with tidy handwriting.

We won't nag them to do any of these things... we will only keep tally. It is up to them to get it done! Oh, and the books have to be read to us for credit. They can read them to themselves or brothers as much as the want... but the only way to get it marked is if we hear it and it is read well (not with a lot of help from us... this mostly applies to Snookie who would rather ask you what it says than to give it a go on his own).

So far each have read 3 books... this may take longer than our pizza reward from this summer (each only had to ready 20 books).


nicole said...

Y'all are better parents than us. I must confess that I don't know if I would be able to sit down and listen to that many books being read to me. What kind of books are we talking about? Chapter books?

MommaLlama said...

Generally they are level readers. Plus, it is usually split pretty evenly between Daddio and myself... and I'm not always sitting :-). They can read to me while I'm cooking, doing dishes, folding laundry... Each book only takes around 10 minutes to read (or less depending on the reader).

nicole said...

Okay, I was imagining chapter books for every kid I think! And I have definitely been read to while doing other things. ;-)