Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mother and Kids...

When raising my kids, there were
times that were frustrating… Like
fighting. After the first one that
came home from school and got
into trouble for fighting. We had
the talk about how not to fight.
That it isn’t good to fight. God
doesn’t like fighting. (Got to instill
the guilt card).

We talk about how MY kid better
NEVER EVER start a fight. Never
start one. No pushing, shoving,
punching, or verbal start of a fight.
They could finish a fight. Meaning
that if someone else started one,
threw the first punch, shoved, or push,
then they could protect themselves
by hitting back. I didn’t want them
to become someone’s punching bag.

So the rule was NO STARTING FIGHTS..
Not MY KID. Right?…Right, mom.
Not your kid. Well, that works at school.

But not at home. As mom the referee,
you have to decide who started the fight.
It is always …he did it… not me, mom…
or she did it, Mom, not me. So I came
up with this deal. I sat the two offenders
down at the table. Went the route of …
how MY KID doesn’t start fights.
Right? Right, Mom…So being MY KID
doesn’t start fights, I want to know…
which one of you guys, isn’t my kid…

They looked at each other and then
pointed to the other one. He isn’t, Mom..

2 comments:

maureen said...

CIS
THAT'S CUTE. I ALWAYS TOLD THE KIDS I COULD TELL IF THEY WERE LYING BY LOOKING INTO THEIR EYES. IT WORKED ABOUT EVERYTIME-HA. EVEN NOW IN THEIR 30'S AND 40'S THEY FEEL OBLIGATED TO TELL ME THE TRUTH, AND DO, WHICH SOMETIMES I DON'T THINK I WANT TO HEAR-HA
IN SPITE OF ME OR MAYBE BECAUSE OF ME THEY ALL ARE WONDERFUL, HAPPY, LOVING ADULTS.
OF COURSE I HAD ALOT OF HELP FROM MY FRIEND,CIS
LOVE YA
MAUREEN

amyrebba said...

That's cute both of you. My oldest is eight an every now and then I do catch him not telling all the truth, so I fill in the blanks for him and he just looks at me and say "how did you know that mom" "We mom's know everything, and don't ever forget that" is usually what I tell him. I know the fighting thing too. The three year old boy is a real instigator and my eight year old is the boss who tries to control his brother. The two don't mix very well.