Monday, August 31, 2009

Parenting 101

Conflict Resolution

Goal: To teach your children how to resolve a problem without resorting to name calling or violence, and to be able to do it on there own.

Set-up: Two of my children get into an argument (May May and Prince Charming) It ends with Prince Charming thinking he has won and May May stomping off..........No name calling , no hitting, best of all no me involved.
Problem solved right?
Wrong.

Later that night my brother (Hippie Brother) Come to me and says
"Do you know what May May did to Prince Charming?)"

Me "No I don't .....but if they didn't tattle to me they didn't want or need me to be involved"

Hippie Brother "Yea but it's really gross."
Then he proceeds to tell me what happen.

Sporty Girl, having lost the argument went to the liter box and found a nice piece of cat shit, covered in liter, and put it in Prince Charming's bed. Problem solved............till Hippie Uncle ratted them out.
Sooooo......now I have to get the perpetrators and have a talk.(over BudMans laughter)
Apparently this has been going on for some time now, cause in the end they all ratted each other out and said they all had done this to each other.

But still in the end I think I did my job in the first place..........
No violence.........................check
No name calling...................check
Solve problems on your own...........check.

Yep..........I've done my job!!!!!!

10 comments:

Keeper Of All Things said...

Hey can you see me!!!

Grandma J said...

Hey, it was only cat poop, not spam for gawd sakes!

Just so you know, as long as there is no yelling, or blood, I say let them work it out.

You are such a good mom!!

Jason, as himself said...

I'm sorry--this is too funny not to laugh! And very creative on Sporty Girl's part!

Too bad I don't have cats....

ModernMom said...

LOL Sorry, but that is kind of funny! Wonder how long until the cat poo gets hidden at our place:)

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

LMAO...EWwwww!
STill...LMAO!!!! :)

Bahama Shores Mama said...

note to self: cancel sleepovers :)

Keeper Of All Things said...

LOL BSM
It probably wouldn't be the first time your kids slept in poop!!!!

Together We Save said...

Great job!! No yelling!!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Laughed my Ass off until I realized, I slept in MayMay's bed when I was there...ewwww!!

trinity2 said...

Just say that you were using the bathroom and could text but didn't want them to hear you PEE or do the #2 or something - you'd be lying but then they wouldn't care in case it was true!