Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Return of... Pod-Molly!


Now, my 13 yr old daughter, Molly has never been remotely organized, (and of course, she gets it from her mother)....so this was a nice surprise. She has rarely gotten out of bed for school on her own, in fact, we have usually had to yell up the stairs numerous times to rouse her each morning...and then you never knew if she was actually going to get up and catch the bus. Well, for whatever reason, the night before St. Patrick's day, she wrote this on the white board in our kitchen:

And she's been using this check-list daily, ever since then, changing the date and info each night. She's been getting herself up every morning, and has not missed the bus even once during that time. I used to have to bring her to school at LEAST once a week. Ray brought her to school this morning, but that was only so she could pick up some stuff for a lunch for her field trip today. Otherwise she's gotten on the bus every morning before 7AM. This is huge for her...and a welcome change.


She's made some other steps in a positive direction too. Last Friday night, she offered to babysit for free for a young couple, so they could go out with us. She did say that "free will offerings" would be accepted...but I'm pretty sure she was joking. She also decided to join the Youth Drama Team at church, which I think she will really enjoy. She's always been a natural drama queen actress, and a very good narrator. I can't wait to see the skits they will put on.


I'm very excited about these positive changes in my daughters life, and I hope that she will keep up the good work! Good job, Molly!!

5 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

Good for Molly! I'm glad she is keeping it up.
Devon has been going through a highly organized time right now, too. It is weird.

Joyful Noise said...

If she has any tips to share let me know....I need the motivation! Cute hair in the top pic!

I'm Losing It! said...

Jody, maybe you need a white board! It works for her anyway. Jessica added a few more things to her daily list...like "brush teeth" etc. The hair do in the picture is courtesy of Jess too. She curled Molly's hair for the All-City concert.

Anna said...

That is great to hear. Molly keep up the amazing work. The picture is very cute too.

Sassyfrazz said...

That is super! Great trait to be organized! I love her picture at the top of the post, too!

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