Saturday, May 19, 2012

{Summer} Sanity Saver......

I'm sure you have been here before.....

"MOM!!! {so and so} changed the channel and I was watching that!?!"

"MOM!!! Why can't I open the door first?!? Why does he/she always get to??"

"MOM!!! I want to sit there! It's my turn!"

"MOM......" 

okay, you get the picture, right?

Our children see us as referees
as judges
as the ring master.....

Inspired by an article I read in the Disney Family Fun Magazine, this is what we will be doing from here on out to save what little sanity I have left....

{right click to "save image as"}
{To print, open in Microsoft Word, resize and print}

KID OF THE DAY!!

What does this mean?
Well....it means that if one kiddo wants to watch the Disney Channel, and the other doesn't....all I have to say is, 
"Who is Kid of the Day?"
Problem solved.
Sound too easy, I know...but it really does work
We now use this as a way to solve little arguments through out the day, and it's working out great!!
{high five!!}

The Kid of the Day also gets a few extra special privileges like running errands with me or helping out with dinner prep. I love the idea of having more {happy} one on one time with them.
So we make it kind of a big deal....

I printed the picture {above} that I made on picmonkey.com and I also made some special magnets with the kids pictures so that  each day the new Kid of the Day is announced they get to move their magnet onto the board.... 

{Little Liam has one too, because I just couldn't leave him out}


Kids argue....
But kids also love feeling proud and excited, it's a win/win in my momma book!

What do you think? I would love to hear your creative solutions for taming the never ending arguments between my kiddos!




4 comments:

  1. What a great, but simple idea! I will deffinately be putting this into action next week at the beginning of our summer. I have three as well, and they are always fighting over small things they do. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is an amazing idea. How in the world did you ever think of it?!! I wonder if Dog of the Day would work? Hmmm.

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  3. so does each kid get two days a week? are you doing one every day? or just like a once a week thing? does sound like it would eliminate the little arguments for awhile anyways :)

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  4. What a great idea! We have three older kids and this might actually work with them lol! I can't wait to give it a try. I just found your blog and am now following along. It's absolutely adorable! So glad to have found you :)

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