Littlest Dude came home the other day with a big surprise. With a huge smile on his face, he opened up the grand-daddy of “Good Kid” prizes from school… The sticker chart.
Now, this might sound silly, but both his brothers have won the “sticker chart” in the past. Dude #1 won it twice. For those of you who are not familiar with this marvel of modern teacher-hood, let me explain…
Each child in the grade is placed on a list on this big poster board. Every day they are “super good” they get a sticker. If you make the special list (I think it’s called “Qualified Student” –picked by the principle), you get three stickers for that day. The first person to get 35 stickers wins.
Littlest Dude Won! Can you believe it?
Hubbs burst into tears. I slathered the little guy with hugs and kisses. There was even a really nice encouraging note attached from his teacher.
We made a super big deal out of it, but we need to be careful, because Middle-Dude said, “You didn’t make this big a deal when I came home with straight “A’s”
Ugh… you can’t win, ya know?
We explained to Middle Dude that his brother was having such trouble, and that this was a HUGE deal. (Hey, it’s a huge deal even if you don’t have ADHD)
(And then I reminded him of that special shopping trip we went on to celebrate his grades… oh how soon they forget)
Anyway… Celebrations are NOT to be thwarted! I’m off to go hang a sticker chart on Littlest’s wall.