Monday, November 26, 2007

Awwww- so sweet


Or not.....

On Saturday morning the girls were having a wee bit of a difficult time getting along. There was alot of bickering going on so after hearing one too many squabbles we made them stand in the middle of the room and hold hands.

It really worked well. They stood there for about 4-5 minutes being stubborn and not wanting to apologize to each other. If you look closely at Halle's face- it really sums up their feelings well. Then finally, they couldn't help but to start laughing.

Hopefully we won't have to use this too often, but when I need to- it does work really well!





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18 comments:

Melissa said...

Aww! I had to laugh at Halle's expression. I think my mom used to do something similar with me and my brother, but we didn't have to hold hands :)

julie said...

That is such a good idea. They are so cute :)

Jennifer said...

OH NO YOU HAVE TURNED INTO MY FATHER!!!! He used to make me and my sister, Julie, sit indian style facing eachother with our knees touching. I HATED IT!!! Are these really the memories you want for your children?!?!?!?
I am just giving you a hard time. I have been known to make my children hug each other for extended lengths of time myself.
Smiles!

Diane said...

Maybe I need to try this with Logan and Tori! Hmmm...

Chad and Tammy said...

What a great idea! I'm going to try that!

Mari said...

That picture is too funny! Remember when Mom made us face each other until we could smile at the other person again?

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love it Cheri! I think I'm going to try it too! Halle's expression is priceless!

Terri said...

I can't believe that they fight??!!
Would this work with my kids as well?

Laura said...

My mom did this to us. I hated it. We had to sit in a chair and stare at each other. But it did work!

LeslieW. said...

How creative! I am sure we will be using that one sometime!

I'm Tara. said...

Totally filing that one away!!

Bonnie said...

Great idea !!

Love the look on her face ! Determination !!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Leslie,
I believe Mari is 9 years older than me-
Duane is 7 years older than me and Terri is 4 years older than me.
I love having 3 siblings! Wouldn't change it for the world!

Nancy said...

What a great idea, never used this one on my kids, to late now their all grown up.
Had a great time tonight making wreaths, you sisters are fun!!!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

I may have to try that!
Much love,
Ang

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Why did I not know about this technique when my girls were little. What a great idea. Sounds like you had wise mother who taught you girls well. Did you 3 girls ever fight? Nawww, you didn't did you?

Sandra said...

Isn't it just frustrating when they spend the day just bickering and fighting?

I do something similar to mine, I make them hug which really irks them LOL So when they start up the bickering we remind them that they need to hug and say I Love you and it stops straight away LOL

Dena said...

That is a GREAT idea - do you think I can get Annie to hold her own hand and stand when she gets complainy about things???