Anyway, he was pretty excited and danced around with it for a while and then he got his prize. Months ago he had seen this Handy Manny Tool Bench on sale and when I found it 75% off on clearance, we decided this would be the perfect "potty" motivation. So we kept it in the storage room and every time we fill another space on the chart Gideon would talk about his "Handy Manny Prize."
And it's been a big hit! He absolutely loves it. And it does way more than I ever expected. Manny talks and gives directions and all the little pieces actually fit together to "build" different items there are blueprints for. It's pretty cool.
After playing with his tools all day he went with me to the grocery store, then helped daddy mow the lawn. And this evening we went to my parents' house for dinner. (Yes, they're finally home!) Their cat had kittens about a week ago so Gideon got to "help" grandma with the "baby kittys," so that was really fun for him. And we all know how much Gideon hates getting his hair cut, but I was tired of it being so shaggy. So with Jesse and Grandma to help, he got a hair cut.
The funny thing is, he hates hair cuts, but he loves cleaning up the mess. What a goofy kid.