Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Who: your little buggers
What: designate a "Child of the Week"
When: any time 2 or more are involved in a dispute or a turn needs to be taken
Where: anywhere and everywhere
Why: I have precious little brain power and I don't need to waste it trying to remember who's turn it is to pick the movie or the Slush flavor during Happy Hour at Sonic. It decreases not only the number of fits, fights and fusses but the length of them regarding whose turn it is or pushing to be first or any number of things that my kids want to fight over.
How: assign a week to a child and rotate it. Choose alphabetically or chronologically or just start with the one that didn't ask to be first. I put Post It notes on a Monday to show the kids which week is theirs.
What for: attempt to save your sanity and it makes the little buggers feel special
If there is a choice to be made, I will ask the child. For example, the child may choose where we go out for lunch or they may choose the game. They may go first or run an errand with me. I also use this week to assign the not-so-fun chore(s) to the child.
This is NOT an original idea of mine. A very wise homeschooling friend of mine with 4 kiddos made this suggestion a looooooonnnnnggg time ago. I finally implemented it. It has been really great! The little buggers even count down the days until it is their turn.
Maybe this idea will help cut down on the squabbles in your house... For more great ideas head on over to Rocks in My Dryer.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The contest ends July 8th. You don't have to have a blog to enter the contest.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I wouldn't mind paying for them but bare minimum I wanted to ask permission to use their photos. I can't find any contact information on the blog. Would anyone know how to get in contact with them?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
We have 4 twin beds and one queen bed so the majority of time we are looking for a twin fitted sheet.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Ticklebug is now 6 and is accumulating quite a few Hotwheels. Needless to say they aren't so "hot" when they are scattered on the floor in the middle of the room.
My solution is a plastic toolbox that he can store, organize and tote around if he so chooses. Because of the deep base he can also fit the car carrier in.
Talk about a good deal for $5 or $10! I got this in December at Home Depot but I can't find it on their website. This is a similar one. I would go for plastic rather than metal for the noise factor. Tool boxes come in all sizes so you could find a size that fits your collection.
If you need to keep him busy longer, turn it into a project of decorating it with stickers, paint or Sharpies-- depending of course on your level of sanity that day.
10. 3 birthdays in one month
9. Spring Break
7. camping overnight
6. pneumonia (Doodlebug)
5. messy house
4. researching education options
3. more education...
2. looking for a cleaning lady
And the NUMBER ONE reason is... I didn't feel like it.
Monday, February 25, 2008
We just purchased a new red oak for our back yard last week. I guess the little buggers thought it looked a little bare.
Some Christmas trees have angels and stars... Our tree has an alligator.