Amazing what a bit of motivation will do for you.  Josh wanted to watch the cricket today but we have just been through lots of talks about him taking responsibility for his studies.  Earlier in the week Josh and I sat down, looked at the family routine and his studies and wrote up what is hopefully realistic expectations.  Of course, should family activities pop up they take precendence but cricket isn’t one of those times. 

So I asked him to write up for me a schedule that would allow him to complete his chores, his expected academic output and the times he would watch cricket.  I excused him from our afternoon “Creative Club”.  At 7.00 I found him reading his Reading List Book and journaling it!   Maybe this cricket season won’t be such a wipe out afterall – internal motivation certainly beats mother-driven motivation!

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