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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Amazing Parents

Being a parent often requires a lot of creative problem solving.

Today I would like for you to tell me what kinds of creative solutions you've developed to solve you issues.

What have you learned to do with one hand while you console a crying baby with the other?

How do you keep your cool when everybody around you is melting down?

What's the craziest thing you've ever done to make your parenting job easier, better, or just more fun?


Liss said...

I lie to my children as it can say the tantrums bought on by the word "NO" at times.

an example would be while driving in the car
Child: can we have McDonalds
Me: they are closed
Child: but there are people in there
Me: they are the cleaners.

Mom said...

You LIE to your children?


For shame for shame for shame...

It's amazing how many times "our" McDonalds is closed or how many times all the chocolate is gone or how many times Grandma isn't home....

Sometimes it really is just easier to tell a tiny fib than to try to deal with the responses to the word "NO."

Petula said...

I'm going to definitely have to use the "McDonald's is closed one." That's brilliant. Why didn't I think of that? Let's see... there was one night that I put them to bed as soon as we got home without giving them a bath. I just needed a break and some quiet. And, shockingly, I really dislike the bedtime routine!

TMinut said...

I have to tell you this - I wrote about my friend just saying "Yes." It's kind of funny and hasn't backfired on her...yet! It's here, the second story down: