Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break is for the Birds

I wasn't planning on doing any sort of spring break, I really never do as we take breaks whenever we want/need them. But, I've decided we're going to have "Spring Training". We'll do some light schoolwork probably throughout the week, but I mainly want to focus on REtraining my children in all sorts of things- manners, obedience, kind words, patience, learning to ASK kindly when they need help, etc. These are things that have just been GRATING on my nerves and it's my own lack of dealing with it. So, it'll be a boot camp sort of deal. I'm not sure even what I'm going to do or how I'm going to do it! Totally winging it here. But, I'm tried of the behavior of my children. I don't enjoy them these days and I want a home filled with peace. So, it's time to do some work in what REALLY counts. We'll be spending a lot of time in the Bible, doing a lot of teamwork, and simply being together and enjoying one another. I plan on cutting back on my computer time as well, as I know I need some 'adjusting' in my attitude also! Please pray for us! And if you have any ideas, send them my way!

4 comments:

Kim said...

Sounds like a good plan

DDK23 said...

Great idea! All I can think of is Super Nanny like ideas of reward charts, or a poster of "rules". Maybe go over each thing you want to deal with and related it back to a bible verse?

Amie said...

Role playing is fun too. Give them different situations, and first they can act out what they should NOT do/say, than what they should do/say.

I am OK said...

I think that is a great idea! Can't wait to hear the details. I might have to play copy cat.