Every night when it’s time to go upstairs for a bath and bed the kids procrastinate. They’re kids of course they procrastinate bedtime. Well, a number of months ago I realized that I could encourage the progress of matriculating upstairs by declaring a race. Both Haley and Abby seem to love competition and this is a little fun way to beat daddy which is of course the goal. After we had been racing for a while I decided to institute a new rule. You can only win a race if you go up the stairs foot over foot.
For the uninitiated foot over foot means that you step up on one stair and ambulate to the next stair by lifting your back foot over the front foot and making that foot your new front foot. BAM! we have now instituted therapy into play and everyone loves it.