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Friday, February 12, 2010

Thought I won one

My two middle children are on winter break so they were out of school yesterday, are out today and will be out on Monday. SIGH. Oh, and this is my weekend.

Their dad picked them up (the the youngest) Wednesday night after he got off of work so I had a wonderfully quiet and kid-free time until this morning when he bought them home this morning. They seemed to be in good spirits and then the unhappiness began.

The baby is relatively happy, but the two middle ones have been at odds. About the second or third time they started to fuss I had a brilliant idea: 'If you're going to argue then you won't play together. Amareah play out here and Andre play in the room."

Then the crying really began. Amareah begged to play with Andre, but I stuck to my guns. After about 20 minutes and a snack for Amareah, she politely and calmly asked to play with her brother. She went in the room and they were quiet...

MOM: 1
KIDS: 0

...20 minutes later it started again.

MOM: -1

And it's only 10:14 a.m.
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6 comments

  1. Oh darn, it's one of those days, huh? Well, at least there is always hope. Wishing you a very happy weekend!

    Lynn

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  2. How do they always outsmart us? Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Oh how funny! Doesn't it feel nice to hit upon a great solution? It's even better when the kids "get it" and make the right choice on their own.

    Oh yes, I made a wonderful dent in my chaise lounge today (thought of you)with my new laptop, 2 remote controls for the tv, and snacks. Oh har-dee-har, har, har! Silly me.

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  4. Get ready for a long weekend. And that's suppose to be a good thing.

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  5. I like when we think that we've mastered parenthood and really, we have only solved a dilemma for 30 seconds. Hey, it's a small victory, right?

    Parenthood is tough. Single parenthood is hell. Hang in there, pally. At least you can laugh about it.

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  6. I am impressed you made it to 20 minutes. You have strong parenting skills. You just can't keep score - that never works for a Mom.

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