I’d like to take credit for the diminished rancor from my children. But, not sure I can. Sure, there are still dust ups, but this summer these guys are getting along better, for longer periods of time than I can remember.
At dinner time I ask “what was your rose, your thorn, your silly today?” Granted sometime dinner is my kids parked in front of a TV while I hunch over my food, a glass of wine and a trashy magazine, but when I’m being good mom, this is what I ask.
Here some recent examples of Silly.
attractive helmet, the nose really anchors the look
Does this count as the first pony ride?
on a hot day Vivien thought this damp napkin would cool her. Rex, thought other things
After I said “Time for bath” four or five times, I finally raised my voice “I said, it’s bath time!!”
My kids were very smart. They ran to the bathroom and when I came in they were standing at attention ( Rex ran when he saw the camera). It was nice that they complied and nice to have my kids make me feel like a crazed goofball, which I certainly am.
Humor is always the best way to deal with conflict.