Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A moment of mothering genius

We woke up crabby today. Everyone.

After the fifth fight about whose turn it was to watch nursery rhyme videos on YouTube, I had a moment of mothering genius.

I sat everyone down on the couch and had this conversation.

There's too much fighting today; we're going to start over. On the count of three, we're all going to pretend we're sleeping.

1, 2, 3. Go to sleep. If you don't pretend you're sleeping, you really have to go take a nap. 

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Time to wake up! Big stretches!!

How did you sleep? What did you dream about? Insert long conversation about the Cannon Lady and Juggling Dad at the circus. 

What should we do today? They decided to draw outside with chalk, color, and paint.

This do-over has worked! They're upstairs playing nicely. It's like a whole new day.

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