We are harboring a couple of procrastinators in our home. We've had a history of...
procrastinator: "um mom"
Me: "yes (sweetie monkey honey depending on the day)"
procrastinator: "um I have to do a report and visual aid on..."
Me: "okay no problem, have you started to get your ideas together on what you want to write and make?"
procrastinator: "Um yes I have some"
Me: "okay when is it due"
Me, sternly: "When is it due"
Procrastinator, tears welling up: "day after tomorrow"
We had way to many of these little "talks" so I put my foot down earlier this year. I warned the older, and younger ones, but mostly the older ones, that the next time they would be on their own. I would not be staying up too late, proof reading, gluing, painting.
So far it has gone well.
We had 2 projects this month, and both of the boys told me more than a week before they were due. We had several days to finish and they both did great! I didn't have to "go on the war path" as my husband calls it. No tears shed, and bed times kept!
Do you have little procrastinators in your home?