Summer goals were a hit this year. Each year we have the kids sit down at the beginning of the summer and write some goals for what they want to accomplish. Last summer we tried to motivate them to finish their goals with a cash reward. Didn't work. I was bugging them the whole summer to get things done, and it was a whole heck of a lot tougher on me than it was on them.
So this summer we decided the Wii game they'd been knitting their heads together trying to come up with enough money to buy may be a good lure.
We were right.
They worked their little hearts out hitting tennis balls, reading, doing sit-ups, banging out melodies on the piano, taking younger cousins under their wing, reading the scriptures, and helping out on every end.I'm not a big video game fan, but I'll tell you one thing, this baby is worth it's weight in gold.