One of my goals for 2009 is re-visiting forming 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.
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.