A Little More Motivation

Keeping the motivation coming, while keeping the standards low.

That really ought to be my new slogan.

Anyway, without further ado…

The latest shameless bribery motivational note my boys had the joy of discovering in their lunch boxes.

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What child can resist such blatant bribery?


10 thoughts on “A Little More Motivation

  1. Good luck with the motivational notes. Here’s an idea, if they solve a math problem correctly, they get the code to unlock their lunch boxes and enjoy a delicious treat. At least that will prove that they are actually learning to solve every day problems. Ha! 🙂 Good luck with those two!

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    • Knowing these two, they might avoid putting in the effort and get locked out of their lunch boxes, then resort to making friends share their lunches with them. 😛

      Seriously, though. Your idea is terrific and I just might have to try it out soon. 😉


  2. OMG- you and I’d be best friends. No lie.

    I pick up the kids…what did you learn today?

    My 12 year old son:
    OMG, mom…I’m too tired to talk about it.
    Were you paying attention at all? Can you tell me one thing about your day?
    I liked PE.

    My 10 year old daughter:
    “Well…I blah, blah, blah, blah…wait, no that’s not right…well, um…and then we did this…and it went like this…well something like that momma. I can’t remember.”

    How come you can tell me everything about the schedule of your day, but can’t actually tell me about the work? Did you not understand it and learn? But you can tell me about the color of ribbon Tori had in her hair? And the funny discussions people had.

    (sigh) they start antagonizing one another (sigh) stop fighting. Here’s some candy if you stay away from each other.


    • It does make you wonder what those kids are doing for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. Learning? Ha! That’s what YouTube is for, right? :/

      Apparently, my boys occupy themselves for a good half hour each day by scanning the cafeteria, comparing the contents of their lunch bags to everyone else’s, and devising a strategy for bartering unwanted items. 😛

      I suppose that could be considered an educational experience on some level…


      • That’s smart! I think our kids kind of do that too. except, they look at their bag and if they don’t like it, go up and “buy” from their account. So we are left scratching our head asking why they didn’t eat their sandwich when they bring everything home- I wasn’t hungry.

        And then we wonder how they are burning their the money we placed on their account so quickly. Until we figured out why they “weren’t hungry”

        … or my son will buy and only eat the main entrée and go buy a second one. Wait a minute…

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      • Oh geez. Since I never set up a school lunch account for these two, they are left to forage for more appealing (read: unhealthy and so not nutritious) options on their own.

        Am I happy about them trading apple slices for half a dozen mini Hershey bars? Hardly. But at least they can’t spend what they don’t have. 😛


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