Saturday, January 14, 2012

The River: Writing Challenge Day 14

My kids knew I had chores in  mind today.  What they did not know is that I didn't want to do them and just wanted a quiet day of reading and relaxing.  I told them that at the first sign of disagreement between the two of them - harsh words, fighting, arguing over something, etc. - we'd start the chores.  It is now 30 minutes before bedtime and I have not heard one bad moment out of them.  Yes, that means the chores didn't get done, but neither did I have to break up a fight or intervene in an argument once.  Amazing!

3 comments:

  1. Those are the best days ever - hope you enjoyed your relaxing break!

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  2. Hurray for Sarah! I think that is brilliant. It sure worked for me. We both know the chores will get done, but do we know that a day is to be had with no arguing?

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  3. Smart! I might try that this weekend...

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