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I'm a stay at home momma who strives daily to stay sane in this madness! Life is Good!

Jan 19, 2010

Do you have a Button?

Lately it seems like everything in my daughters world is a level 5 EMERGENCY worthy of a complete melt down. I'm talking simple everyday things. Here are a few example of phrases I am hoping to change:
"I don't have a drink, waa"................"May I please have a drink?" "I can't find the toy waa"........................"Can you please help me?" "I don't have a snack waa!"..............."May I please have a snack?" "Harry STOP IT, NO waa" ...."Can you please make Harry stop?" I decided to make a Happy/Grumpy Button. Basically every time she asks me a question/whines for something, I'm going to pull out the button. If she has not asked politely, she will be shown the Grumpy face and be allowed to ask her question again, using her happy face. Hopefully after a few days she will only get the happy faces. Find two random pieces of paper Trace and cut our circles in you size preference Draw your Happy and Grumpy faces Sandwich an old magnet piece in between Cover with clear packing tape on both sides and trim VOILA! Your done!
Wishing you a peaceful home, -S


Alyson said...

LOVE this idea. I'm totally going to try it. Thanks!

AlyGatr said...

What a cleverly awesome idea! I'm glad I'm not the only one hearing drama these days. I swear, Amelia has the Academy Award worthy pitiful cry down to an art...and at least once every 15 minutes I find myself asking her to reword her demands into a nicely asked question. Of course...she has a way of saying "may I ___" and still sounding disgruntled!!

rentz said...

Super cute idea!

Tascha said...

My 3 year old is the same....freaks out if things don't happen in milliseconds...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!

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