Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Double Trouble

I don't know if I should admit this. . .but. . .it's true. . . I have allowed my two three year olds to get the best of me. I don't know if it is a 'twin' thing, a 'terrible three' thing, or just a mom that is feeling a little overwhelmed, but I'm pretty sure they got my number. Little do they know that I'm bigger (glad I got that one going for me), hopefully just a little bit smarter, and I want to say more clever, but the survey is still out. When Alexander and Barrett put their heads together they are pretty dang clever. What one doesn't think of I'm confident that the other one does. Why do I think this?? Because they think of everything. There is a little. . .OK really BIG part of me that feels that it is important to raise well behaved children. I'm pretty sure that whining is not included in my perfect formula of a well behaved child. We started this new game at my house. I'm so good at coming up with games especially when they benefit me. (Thanks Dad!) The second there is a whine. . .I mean the second there is the thought of a whine I don't say a word. . . I pick up my darling little toddlers and put them in time out. I have to admit that I know it sounds kind of cruel, but you do what you gotta do for sanity's sake. I am happy to say that even though there is still a considerable amount of whining, that I will not need to be checked into an insane asylum. We have cut our whining by 50%. YEAH! I don't really know why I decided to write a post about whining. . . I took these darling random pictures of the boys today and thought I would post about how cute they are.. . .really. . .the only thing I could think about is how much we are improving. Yes improving. . .they are cute but whiny! :) Two thumbs up for cutting whining in half. Now if we can get Dad on board whining will be gone for good! :)


Anonymous said...

50% - that is a very appreciable difference. The great thing is they know you are after them and now YOU have their number for a change. Now you might be able to cut the remaining whining by another 50% or more (no it will never disappear)with a "A NO WHINING ALL MORNING/AFTERNOON REWARD" Seems like they like ice cream as I recall... or whatever bribe seems appropriate!

Dana and ohana said...

We grew up with a sign hanging in the kitchen that said "Thou Shalt Not Whine". It was a contant reminder because my ma placed it in a spot where we would all knock our heads on it. Thinking back on it...I think see placed it there on purpose. She's one smart lady and it sounds like you are too! Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Oh they are so cute in their shorts. Way to lay the silent smack down. They seem like they are for sure getting the hang of it.