Sharing is a way of life around here. Our kids share rooms, toys, a bathroom, and the bench seats of our vehicle whether they want to or not, 24/7.
Makes for some tense moments.
I’m pretty sure I will never understand what is so important about being the first at the sink to wash hands.
Limited resources make for tension and great learning opportunities.
The fight at the sink was met with the reminder that it is far kinder and more honorable to put the other person first. Good manners, too…
Sometimes, it’s good to turn a tense situation into a silly one.
Silly game to the rescue…
Okay… Here are the rules.
1. You may only have one animal cracker in your hands at a time.
2. The animal cracker you get out of the container must be given to someone else.
3. Everyone must be taken care of and supplied with animal crackers.
4. Only one set of hands in the animal cracker container at a time.
Note the animal cracker in her mouth… But, she only had one cracker in her hands!
Wow! They can be downright civilized if there is food at stake.
And it was fun, too!
How are you teaching your little ones good manners and hard things like putting others first? Hope you’ll share your great ideas!
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