My own merit.

September 8, 2010

Last week I noticed a single sticker on the collar of 7 year olds school shirt. This isn’t an unusual occurrence, as her Year One teachers often give them to the kids as “rewards” for doing the right thing.

So I asked her…. “What did you get your sticker for?” Sometimes she has no idea!

This day, she said “Oh, I worked well today, and he teacher didn’t notice, so I gave myself one from my sticker box.”

“Oh…” I chuckled. “I’m glad you were doing the right thing. It matters more that you do the right thing than if they notice, isn’t it?”

Well, next morning, up she gets, dresses for school and appears, with no less than 20 stickers on her school shirt.

“What are all the stickers for?” I ask.

“I’m going to do really good work today, and now the teachers don’t have to notice!”

Nothing wrong with her self-esteem!

4 Responses to “My own merit.”

  1. Mel said

    rofl!! Love it 🙂

  2. Sarah Kelly said

    That is the best thing I have read all day! Hurrah for stickers and delighting in doing the right thing!

  3. Eileen said

    I love it … and especially your last comment, “Nothing wrong with her self-esteem!” You’ve sure done something right as a mom.

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