We teach Braylon about Santa and the Easter Bunny, so is it wrong of me to teach him about the "Clean Up Crew" that comes in after he goes to bed that boxes up any toys or art supplies that he has left out on the floor? I created, I mean, I told him about the Crew yesterday since I am so tired of having things everywhere and B's lack of desire to clean up his things.
Kyle recommended I use a clear bin so Braylon can see everything that was picked up by the Crew and is now off limits until he earns them back. It worked out great! The bin was placed on the table so Bray would see it when he woke up and. We talked about what that bin was, and looked through the top and sides at all of the different things that he had "missed" the night before. "Oh Man! They got my leapster!"
I explained to him that to get things back from the Crew he has to do good things like, keep his other toys picked up, eat all of his breakfast/lunch/dinner, put his dishes in the kitchen... basics. Immediately he sat down at the table with a pen and paper and said, "Okay, so, how do you spell the things I need to do?" He is such a list maker already. =)
I am loving the Clean Up Crew! It isn't my fault that the toys are picked up, he can't complain to me about it. He accepts that his things are boxed up because he left them out and were left for the Crew. And no 4 year old whining!