Monday, March 8, 2010

Tattling

Today Silas yelled from across the table...

"Titus tattling!"

Oh yes, he is doing the very thing that he is trying to get this brother in trouble with.

I don't know if you can tell but English is coming along very well.

Silas was actually talking in English in his sleep the other night. Granted he was yelling at Adie and telling her to get off of him. Funny kid.

When I walk into the room and I know that there has been mischief, the three of them point to one another. Adie to Titus, Titus to Silas and Silas to Adie or the other way around. There is always a triangle of finger pointers. At this point I shake my head and put the toys in time-out instead of them.

I have been honestly struggling with the three of them with discipline. The Lord really put it on my heart that I need to spend more time in prayer for them and less time being frustrated with their behavior.

One thing that has been going well around here is that I have been giving chores before a meal and that is their ticket to join us for that meal. For example, they all need to clean up the living room before they can come to lunch or they might have to put away all their clean clothes. If they choose not to help or do the task then they have chosen to skip lunch. All I can say is, WOW because for this season of life, it is working really well.

3 comments:

Most call me Elizabeth, one calls me Honey, two call me Mamma... said...

Angel - I will lift some prayers for you too. I only have one 2yr old and I find myself at a loss often, but for the past few days I have been praying over her and for her. Prayer works because they are more His children than ours. Praise God His parenting skills are PERFECT!

Shonni said...

Angel, I so understand...I have 3 the same age and then Aiden just a little behind them...they are horrible about tattle telling and just teasing ... I am also really praying and looking into how to deal with mine and their frustration...

Katie said...

i have always been a fan of snack and meal incentives...it's not like they are going to starve. in the summer especially, lunch is the best ticket to get some cooperation with particularily their rooms. we do what we can, right?!