Forming Good Habits

One of my goals for 2009 is re-visiting good habits for the whole family. Habits in many different areas, one is to make your bed every morning!

Conversation yesterday goes something like this:

Me: I want you to make your bed first thing in the morning.

Child: Why?

Me: Because it is a good habit to get into.


Me: Well, it helps to get you in the right mood, once you have made your bed you feel like the day has started and you feel more like working.

Child: It doesn’t make me feel like that.

Me: Well, just make your bed, its a good habit.

Child: Says who?

Me: Polite society.

Child: You always say we don’t have to do something just because everyone else is.

Me: Well, I’m now saying to do it because I’m your mother and I say to do it.

PC: Charlotte Mason says to air your bed for several hours before remaking it.

This is not what I expected him to retain when he started reading Charlotte Mason’s Home Education yesterday.

6 thoughts on “Forming Good Habits

  • January 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    That’s so funny At least you know dc was listening!
    We are having similar issues here. I’m working on morning and afternoon chores, with bed making top of the list. My theory is that if we start now, by the time we start schooling it will be a habit! But after this mornings carry on, I’m not so sure.

  • January 14, 2009 at 5:20 am


    I agree, this is why I have started habits in the holidays this year too. Sleep habits are also high on the list.

  • January 14, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Tis the season to be working on habits. We’ve been working on improving work habits here as well. Thanks for the giggle Mike and both had a laugh.


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