Brody and the R/C Car

May 25, 2007 at 9:55 am (Brody)

About a month ago, we bribed promised Brody that if he stopped having pee-pee accidents during the day, that we would buy him a remote controlled (or radio controlled) car.  But he needed 30 happy face stickers on the fridge calendar before we’d let him have it. 

Today is the day that he’ll get his car! 

Of course, there’s been a few accidents – but I know it was because of this belt that he wears.  Sometimes it sticks and he can’t get it open in time, which causes him to pee.  Granted he waits until the very last minute before he tries to get his pants down – but I forgave him that.  I had to be understanding – this really is the first goal that he’s been actively participating in.  Some might even say that it was a lofty goal.  He looked at the calendar everyday, making sure we had his happy face sticker on it for that day.  He would remind me that he didn’t have any accidents that day – with a big smile on his face.  I am very proud of him for achieving this goal.   

With this car comes a little more responsibility.  He won’t be able to just leave it where it lies – he’ll need to make sure it’s up and out of the way.  I’m going to take him with me to buy a container to keep it and all it’s parts in and he’s going to need to take care of it.  He’ll also be warned that if he doesn’t take care of it – and it breaks – that we won’t be buying him a new one. 

Now, if Daddy breaks it – that’s a different story!

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