It was early October. The girls really wanted to go see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 3D at the theater. Um, yeah. That's a lot of money. I wanted them to earn it so we made a meatball chart.
Here's how to earn a meatball:
1. You can't wake up the mom all night long. No screaming, no yelling, no deciding in the night that you just need to tell me something. It can wait.
2. If you have to use the bathroom in the night, that's fine. Please do. Just be sure to use your own bathroom and don't feel like you need to tell me that you did it. I'd love to hear about it tomorrow.
3. No coming into my room until "seven dot-dot". (The dots are the colon after the seven.) If it is not seven, and especially if it is not six, please play in your room or the playroom quietly. I love to have you jump in bed with me but I will be a much nicer mom if I don't see a six on the clock.
TODAY the girls earned all their meatballs.
I think we might have to see another movie instead since the first choice has now been out on DVD for several months.
(Yes, it took them SIX months for all three girls to sleep through the night the same time 20 times. I am tiiiiiired.)