Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The sun did come out tomorrow...or rather today.

Yesterday was the worst day I have had in a long time. Usually when all three kids are in trouble, I assume it is me. But yesterday, it wasn't me. Honestly. The kids really were all three horrible. I have no idea why really. They did great in school; it was the free time that got them in trouble. So I took away their free time and made it cleaning time. Which made them even more mad at me. I'm sure Big T regretted that sweet email saying he hadn't heard from me today and wondered how our day was going. Rough day!

But like Annie says, tomorrow was only a day away...and that day is today. And they are being much better today. Nothing changed. They still had the same rules. P still got grounded from her voice when she screamed at her brothers again (30 minutes of whispering is torture for her). They still had to clean and sweep and the normal daily things. But for some reason they handled it all better today.

And I am thankful! God knows how much you can handle and one more day like yesterday and He must have known that I would have lost more than my marbles! They finished school and are upstairs listening to memory work for CC and building with Legos (grounding them from electronic fun has brought them back into Lego building mode).

Hopefully tomorrow will be even better than today. I'm determined to win this battle of the wills that is going on around here. Wish me luck!


  1. I'm sorry you had a bad day!

    I love that - being grounded from her voice. I may have to borrow that one. When mine were younger and would fight, I made them sit in a "hug timeout" which is exactly what it sounds like. They had to stand still, not talk, and hug each other for however long I said - usually 3 or 4 minutes. They never made it that long because they'd always start giggling and end up being friends again. (I stole that punishment from my daughter's kindergarten teacher!!)

    1. Oh I LOVE that...totally stealing it. Thanks!!

  2. Ugh. I hate when we have days like that. I'm going to have to steal the voice grounding thing.


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