As you all know, and as I frequently about here, I am all about redirection and trying new corrective behavior techniques (i.e. discipline tactics) in my parenting. The methods I have the most success with empower the three amigos to identify their own missteps and correct them. And those methods are ever changing, well because, let’s just say, we need And today my friends, I am here to tell you about Tacky Box! Because I’m sure you can only imagine what kinds of “tacky” things are done and said in my house.
Originally designed for children under the age of 10, I agreed to test out the Tacky Box waters with Jada. She was quick to point out to me that she barely made it in on the age category, but did mention that she does have a tacky side, so it might be beneficial to her. Little did I know, it could also work with the teenager and the 12-year-old. Ummmm….and in the spirit of honesty and discourse, I suppose it could help me too…because now we are all charged with keeping track of family tackiness. And well, frankly, we can all be tacky sometimes.
But I digress.
Jada’s first assignment was to read the book….her’s was applicable to girls, but there is one for boys as well. And not only did she read it, she read it loud enough for her siblings and the dog to hear. And then it was her job to decorate the plain wooden box that comes with the kit. And after we spent one afternoon buying her appropriate craft supplies (because what we had at home just wasn’t going to work), she got down to business.
Now we are ready for the challenge! For the next 10 days, we are going to record every instance of tackiness on one of the handy tacky notepads included in the kit and see how much we end up with. I kind of think in this instance, my cup (or box) will runneth over. I’m just saying.
If you had to keep track of how many times someone in your house was…ahem, tacky…how many instances do you think you’d be able to record?