The other day, as I mentioned, I set out to make a chores sticker chart to help encourage Matty to pick up his toys, amongst other things. Today I’m here to tell you that that sticker chart is my new best friend!

It is in.sane. what a poster board and some dinosaur stickers can do. I’m telling you, you guys, it’s a miracle. Matty has made his bed every day since we’ve implemented the chart. And yesterday morning after making his bed, brushing his teeth and putting his two new stickers on his chart, he asked for another sticker; I explained he had to do more things around the house to get stickers. After staring thoughtfully at the chart for a minute, he swirled around and said, “I’m going to go pick up my books!” and ran out of the kitchen. And HE PICKED UP HIS BOOKS. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I just couldn’t believe life.

Last night before bed, after brushing his teeth, he marched into the room to inform Seth and I he was going to go brush his teeth again to get another sticker. Unfortunately, we had to tell him that’s not how it works but still — YOU GUYS  what?!

I mean, it’s incredible. It’s so incredible in fact that I’ve repurposed the tune of “O, Christmas Tree” to write a song dedicated to my new best friend. SING IT LOUD AND SING IT PROUD, YOU GUYS! This is what a momming win looks like.

So happy to introduce you to the premiere of my self-poclaimed #1 hit, “O, Sticker Chart”

O, STICKER CHART

O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
Your lines may be a bit wobbly.
But your purpose here’s not lost on me.
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
My handwriting is so ug-uh-ly
And you’re still so GD good to me
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
My son has made his bed today,
And brushed his teeth voluntaril-aaaay.
Oh, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
I had my doubts that is for sure,
But now I know your magic is pure.
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
O, sticker chart. O, sticker chart.
How you’ve improved my life.
You’re the fucking best I’ve ever had,
I know you’ll never leave me sad.
Ohmymotherfuckinglovelystickercharrrrrrrt. O, Sticker chart.
HOW YOU’VE IMPROOOOVED MY LIIIIIIIIIIFEEEEEEE.