A trick to help siblings get along this summer.

Standard

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

The Buddha


 

I have six kids.

Two are boys.

And they are all boy.

They fight.

Sometimes for fun, sometimes not so much.

One more thing? They’re dirty.

20140524-203212-73932958.jpg

20140524-203214-73934237.jpg

Well, most of the time.

This, however. THIS is for certain.

When those boys of mine decide it’s “fun” to poke fun, fight, or be just.down.right.mean; there’s this thing we do.

20140524-203438-74078342.jpg

Words.

I sit my little boys down and have them write 10 things they love about each other.

20140524-203938-74378118.jpg

20140524-204109-74469101.jpg

Then, they read the list to each other.

“I like his smile. I like the way he laughs. I like how he plays basketball. I like how he dresses…”

“I like his skin color. I like his missing tooth.”

The silly list goes on and on.

20140524-204246-74566505.jpg


 

 

And it does– what sweet words always seem to do.

20140524-204245-74565622.jpg

Words make everything better.

20140527-071020-25820673.jpg

 

From one momma of boys to another,

Kati

 

 

Advertisements

One thought on “A trick to help siblings get along this summer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s