Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"I don't want to hear it!"

I can't speak for everyone out there, and I'm really not sure how much of the "he said/she said/he did/she did . . ." nonsense and tattling goes on in your families, but it's reaching new heights in the Cantera household.  So I'm back to making the kids WRITE their grievances so we can discuss them when the heat of battle is over.  I have to admit, this tactic is great way to diffuse the war zone because the opposing parties have to sit, breathe, and write out their thoughts.  And the best part is that I don't have to referee while listening to their continuous complaints about each other, but rather smile while reading their notes (see this post for some amusing complaints from Sophie a few years back).  It is mostly Liza and Sophie who are constantly bent out of shape over some percieved injustice inflicted by another sibling, so I just look at the bright side, which is the entertainment value these scraps of paper provide.

A few notes from this weekend . . .










TRANSLATION:  Sophie said Caroline said I was being annoying, and then Sophie said I was being annoying, but I wasn't, but I wanted to look at American Girl Doll books but they wouldn't . . . 
(I'm thinking "let me" might have come next if she had room).



On the back:
I had a bad morning.











From Sophie, a few days earlier:


Hopefully they'll see the humor in a few years :-).

4 comments:

Michelle said...

What a fabulous idea, I can't wait to try this! Hopefully we'll score some entertaining notes too.

Melissa said...

That is a great idea. I'm sure the opportunity to try it out will present itself moments after the kids walk in the door from school.

cher said...

Awesome. I should try that - I've just been holding up my hand. At least that way I don't say the things that are on the tip of my tongue... : )

naddeets said...

Oh, man, this is so awesome!! haha, love it!