She had two books she was dying to purchase so that girl finally got busy.
Except that she used her favorite Sharpie marker to mark off those jobs of hers (she cannot get enough of Sharpie markers)
So when I took her chart off this is how the freshly re-painted wall looked:
Lucy clutched that new book she was able to buy with her own hard-earned cash close to her heart.
And she read it all in a day.
Which makes me feel ok about a little permanent marker on the walls.
In other news, watch this funny but full-of-very-wise-advice parenting video my parents made below. I feel so strongly about this stuff (the whole "Talk to Your Kids about Sex" is so important in my book...see HERE and HERE.):
We haven't done "the talk" with Lucy yet...she's for sure not ready, but those talks with all four of our older kids when they were eight have proved to be pretty great seed for healthy conversations as the years have gone by.
Lots of other videos about all kinds of parenting things on that "Eyres on the Road" YouTube channel (there are some funny home movies on there too...just re-watched the Oprah segment...funny times I tell you). You can now get these as a podcast on any podcast app just by searching for "Eyres on the Road."