Monday, March 21, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday -- Trash Can Reminders

Each week I participate in Perfect Moment Monday, sponsored by the blog, According to Lavender Luz, "Perfect Moment Monday" is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.

Ryan (14), remembers his weekly chore every week. It's amazing!

Last week (after my oldest son, James, surprised me by folding  the laundry), I decided to "pass it forward" and took the trash can down for Ryan.

After I picked Ryan up that afternoon, as we drove past the trashcan at the end of our driveway, he said, "Did you bring the trash can down for me?"

"Yes, I did," I responded. "I did it because you are always good at remembering and doing your chore.

"Do you know how I remember?" he asked, and then pulled up the calendar on his phone and showed me that he had programmed in a weekly "Trash Can Down" reminder/appointment.

Needless to say...It was a Perfect Moment!

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Lori Lavender Luz said...

That is so amazing. I love that he put his chore into his phone!

Hmmmm....maybe it's time to get Tessa and Reed those cell phones they've been begging for...


Kathy said...

That is a perfect moment and a great story! Thank you for sharing. A kid after my own heart using his phone to remind him about important tasks! :)

Delenn said...

I love it! :-)

Bonnie said...

Your stories about your boys give me so much hope...haha

Isn't technology great? I love that he's so organized!