Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Creative Discipline

The other day the boys were being, well, boys. They were chasing each other around the house, running their normal laps, literally trying to kill each other. Or at least from my point of view that is what it looked like. People, Trent included, have often told me that this is just how boys, brothers, behave. I supose I should be grateful that we are not at the "I am going to try and shoot you with a BB gun from the top of the porch" stage....yet. Yes, that is a true story from my dear sweet husbands childhood! :)
The whole aggressive, fighting, shooting, deafening NOISE, boy stuff is a bit challenging for me to grasp...but I am getting there!

As much as I am aware that some of this is "normal" there also has to be limits and boundaries in place or someone WILL come out missing an eye! Here comes in the Creative Discipline, you know, you try and kill your brother and you WILL end up on the couch made to snuggle with him, reading him books. Works like a charm!

It is amazing to me how our boys work. One minute they are rough housing and the next they can be cuddled up together, laughing and loving on one another. They don't hold grudges but forgive almost immediately and move on to the next game.

I just think that they are so cute, even in a "time out" together!

1 comment:

  1. This is a sweet picture at the end. My boys are the same way. Always nice to know I'm not the only one:-).