Note: This ‘I Remind Chart’ was written last September 4, 2012. Our chart was conceptualized to help Firstborn cope with his forgetfulness or carelessness. But more than that, it helped me remind myself more of my own flaws.
I was disappointed in firstborn. But I disappointed myself more.
Firstborn forgot things in school. And yesterday was no exception. He failed to remember his bag containing his swimming gear, his rubber shoes included.
I had a heart-to-heart talk with him once. I even scolded him before. And there was a time I also asked him to squat for a few minutes hoping he would learn from his mistakes.
But no to avail.
Then I realized that I disappointed him as well. His mother was never helpful nor supportive. I antagonized him.
So we had this chart– his “I remind myself” chart.