Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

We have developed a reward system where we administer Team Tyre points. The MoonPie gets points for good behavior, completing tasks, a good attitude, etc. Points are also TAKEN away for bad behavior, not completing tasks, having a BAD attitude, etc. ┬áSome days I go back and forth, adding and subtracting points, until the chart is illegible. The GOAL is to get to fifty. Getting fifty Team Tyre points is a BIG DEAL. That’s when the MoonPie gets to do or buy pretty much anything within reason. Keep in mind that it takes a LONG time to accumulate fifty. JD has never gotten above 12, but that’s a story for another blog post.

Anyway. We hit the magical number on Monday, and the MoonPie knew right away what she wanted to do – a trip to Build-A-Bear.

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There are rows and rows of animals just waiting to be stuffed. She didn’t even hesitate.

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We’ll go with the Pawsome Pony, please.

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First, he had to be stuffed to just the right cuddle thickness.

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Then she held it’s satin heart in her hand, closed her eyes, and made a wish. I’m guessing something like -Oh, how I wish my parents would drop the Team Tyre points from 50 to 10. Never gonna happen.

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Next, a kiss for luck. I tried not to think about how many other kids had run their hands through that box of hearts.

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Time to groom the pony.

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Hey, can’t a pony have a little privacy? Geesh.

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Last stop, the dressing table. Help me! Can’t you see that I’m a BOY pony?

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Awww. How sweet? All of this for only $37.00 WITH a coupon.

We may need to raise the Team Tyre goal to 75.

3 thoughts on “Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

  1. I should have had that system when you were young – you would probably still owe me a credit.

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