As parents, from day one, we try to lead our children in the right direction. We make decisions, set up boundaries, put forth rewards/punishments all in the hope of eventually creating a well rounded adult. Truth is, while we have alot to do with the decisions they make as they become young adults, we can't make the decisions for them. They have to start making their own choices.
So this morning when I was in Noah's room taking the sheets of his bed to throw in the wash, I noticed a yellow sticky note stuck to his alarm clock. He had written it to remind himself that he needed to cut photos out of the newspaper today for a project deadline at school. It sounds simple, but I was so proud! Jared and I are both list makers and post-it note junkies. It's how we manage to keep our insane lives somewhat organized. The fact that this had registered with Noah on some level was very cool.
It's not that using a Post-It note = Productive Member of Society, but I think it's a good start!