Monday, June 23, 2008


This is how far into Monday we made it before my 11 year old came crying into my office. I can't say I am surprised, I heard the siren of her wails from the basement where the girls had been peacefully playing the Wii, so I knew she was on the way. I also correctly predicted that she would be upset at some injustice done to her by her 9 year old sister, and that said sister would be hot on her trail, professing her innocence.

Have mercy, can we not even make it to lunch without bickering? Oh well, looks like I just earned some free child labor, which is my new consequence for sisters who aren't exhibiting loving attitudes towards one another. I'll let you know how the afternoon turns out after they make some beds and fold some laundry.


secondofwett said... child labour...what a great idea to all the whining and bickering....I think I just may try that out! Thanks

Brenda said...

Well, you might get a clean house out of the deal!

Jenny said...

Oh I feel your pain...
Been there, done!

I like your idea of making them work when they fight! I am definitely going to start that consequence!


Robin said...

Let me know how that works out. Maybe I'll be praying for my kids to start fussing at each other. Well, no need to pray for that...they already do!

Nancy said...

Oh the joys of summer and having the kids home all day. Hope things turned out well.
In Him,

ginny said...

Great idea! I feel like a broken record telling my girls to speak kind words to each other.