Not surprisingly, the other two boys raided his newly visible area and ate and/or wasted most of his remaining Easter candy when Josiah was at school the next day.
This morning I noticed a sign posted on Josiah's dresser. It stated:
If you take some thing from my dresser you will haft to pay 10$.
At first I didn't see the "10$" part and I thought "Whoa... that's some threat! This guy is serious about protecting his stuff." Noticing the "10$" on the end makes it less physically threatening and seems quite wise to me. Now I'm thinking of creating a Money for Messes program myself.
Too bad the other boys can't read your sign yet, Josiah.