Friday, March 14, 2014

It's a Crowd in Here: 5MF

Today's Word: Crowd

My mind feels crowded.  Mr. Sexy has begun some major behavior modifications for Marie.  I'm part of that process, too.  I'm grateful that I haven't had too much thought into the making of the plan.  I am just following directions and doing what I'm told.  The best I can at least.

Today is Day One.

And it's already been taxing.  I have a huge list of behaviors I get to ignore.  Some of the biggest ones are Marie's constant popping of her wrist and toys and how much she plays with her mouth and face.  I get to put a tally mark on the white board each time I ignore the behavior and each tally mark is one point.  You know what that means right?  Points mean rewards!  Mr. Sexy has a reward system for me and I have no idea what it is.

It's still hard though.

Marie has a reward system too although she doesn't know it yet.  Mr. Sexy will have to explain it to her when he comes home tonight.  I don't understand his chart he made for her. lol  But basically, Marie has two behaviors that she is working to overcome.  The BIG one is bed wetting.  The not-so-big one is licking her lips.

OMG.  I just realized I don't have to be ignoring her licking lips fettish!  Mr. Sexy will laugh hard when he reads this.

Anyways, she has a goal for how long she goes without doing those behaviors. The licking lips behavior probably sounds weird and silly.  However she is CONSTANTLY doing what I call "weird things" with her mouth which causes very dry lips and dry skin around her lips.  I moisturize and chapstick her which helps.

Oh yeah.  I also get to give Marie stickers throughout the day if she does anything remotely positive and good.  She is working on her school and says, "There is a problem."  So I say, "Go get a sticker."  This makes me laugh.  She gets a sticker for having a problem? Haha No.  She gets a sticker because she actually told me there is a problem!  That is a major positive for her.

I have over gone my 5 minutes.  But as you can see, my mind is very crowded.  Mr. Sexy has already given me "permission" to make myself a margarita.  Not that I need his "permission" in the first place.

Happy Friday!  I'm looking forward to my weekend!

Linking up with Lisa-Jo for 5 minutes of unedited writing.  It's a fun challenge!

Five Minute Friday


  1. Hi! Hopping over from FMF.
    What a gift you must be to Marie and to your entire family! Thanks for sharing your crowded thoughts with us! :)

  2. I'm with you, sister! My mind can get awfully crowded, too. Love your blog!

  3. Welcome to the crowd of those with crowded thoughts! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Visiting from FMF. Christy

  4. I am totally starting a sticker campaign for myself if it results in margaritas!! LOL
    Good progress for both of you.

  5. Lol. Your kids sound adorable. I cannot even begin to imagine what I put my mother through when I was little.


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