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Interesting post today- A giveaway and a free printable! Two for one! Aren’t you lucky!
I’ve been letting Lily be fairly independent for awhile now. She has always loved to help me around the house – she picked up the big broom and tried to sweep as soon as she could hold it so we bought her a kids sized one, she used to carry the duster around the house with her all of the time, she thinks washing the dishes is a great game and she even helps me with my blogging!
She loves to help me make the bed by pulling the blanket up and she has started to pull the blanket up on her bed when I ask. She can choose her clothes if I open the drawers for her and can sometimes put her own pants on. I put her top over her head and then she continues putting it on.
She sees me marking off my to-do lists each day and I am hoping that she grows up thinking that it’s perfectly normal to be organised like this! I thought I’d create a “chore list” for Lily so that she can get used to checking tasks each day. Hopefully, by the time she starts school she’ll be used to checking things off and getting certain tasks done each day.
We’ve been using the chart since Monday and Lily loves being able to put the stars on. She keeps asking for more stars so we go through the list and she completes tasks so that she can get the star. It’s been great to have her put her toys away and her dishes on the bench without too much hassle.
Of course, I have the list ready for you to download! There’s two copies – one in my blog colours and one in a rainbow pastel. Simply click on one of the images below; the pdf will open, right click (command-click on macs) and select “Save image as” to save to your computer.
If you have any suggestions or tips please let me know!
One task that Lily has only been doing for a little while and still has issues with is brushing her teeth. She thinks it’s fun to do and will easily come in to the bathroom each morning and evening but we’re having issues getting her to spit. She used to simply suck on the toothbrush but has moved on to trying to copy us move the brush around her mouth and she will imitate us spitting out the toothpaste. We only put a tiny, tiny, tiny smear of toothpaste on her brush so I’m not too worried about her swallowing too much flouride but she needs to learn to spit. When she has finished we give her a cup of water to rinse her mouth; she drinks the water, pretends to spit and then tips the rest of the water out. Sigh. Definitely something we need to get her to work on!
Now, time for the giveaway! Oral B have been kind enough to put together a Family Pack of Oral B toothbrushes to give to one of you lucky readers! Oral B have a fantastic range of toothbrushes and Lily loves her Stages 2 My Friends Tigger and Pooh Toothbrush – she loves the bright colours and points out the “pot” (honey pot), “flys” (butterflys) and “bee!” every time she brushes.
Simply use the widget below to enter – make sure to answer the question. Also make sure to answer the second question – the age and gender of your children. This will help Oral B put together the pack for you, including age appropriate toothbrushes plus 2 adult brushes.
Terms and conditions: The Flying Drunken Monkey’s Family Pack of Oral B toothbrushes giveaway will be judged on creativity and originality. The competition opens Friday, June 1st at 10.00am AEST and closes on Friday, June 8th at 2.00pm AEST. Australian entries only, sorry. There is 1 prize pack to be won. The winner will be notified via email and published on this blog. Entries remain the property of The Flying Drunken Monkey and may be republished. For full competition terms and conditions, click here.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own. I have not received any payment or product for this post. The prize has been provided by Oral B.