Every Friday is Treat Day for my kids.
I buy them a bar of their favourite chocolate each, and they look forward to it, counting down the days.
Prior to creating “Treat Day”, treats were out of control. Every time I went shopping, the kids wanted something, and treats were becoming more and more common. It wasn’t good for the budget, and it certainly wasn’t good for my kids’ health or their teeth!
If the kids are with me at the supermarket, they know there’s no point asking for goodies if it isn’t Friday, because only Friday is “Treat Day”. It saves a lot of nagging, and makes shopping so much nicer 🙂
I’ve recently added myself into the “Treat Day” routine too, as my own chocolate addiction was getting out of control again – just ask my partner!
Now I have to look forward to Fridays, right along with the kids! 😦
Sometimes, simple guidelines and a regular routine can make a huge difference – save a lot of money and make families healthier too.
Do you have any routines such as “Treat Day” for your family, or do you think having a “Treat Day” might help create routine for your kids and you?