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The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!

Our little princess, Sassy Pants, has been quite a character lately. After dealing with an emergency trip to Lubbock and back and still adjusting to life as a big saster, the emotions have been flying!

At the littlest things the crying starts....and gos on and on. Sometimes she runs down the halls crying "The Sky is falling! The Sky is falling!" (ok maybe not, but you get the idea of the level of drama we are dealing with here.)

Because of this, I've discovered a trick.

I don't know why I didn't discover this sooner.

I blame the mushy mommy brain.

Here's the trick: When she starts crying like this, I tell her "Laura Kate, I'm sorry you are so sad. If you need to cry please go to your bed and cry as long as you'd like and when you are finished you can come out and have a happy heart."

Soooo......she does it! She runs down the hall crying and crying (the sky is falling! the sky is falling!) and goes to her bed and cries her little eyes out. We're talking wailing and gnashing of teeth. And then a few minutes later, she emerges with a big grin on her face and declares "I'm a happy girl now mommy!".

It has yet to fail me.

My other new trick is the "brother is sleeeeping sign" (you like the name? creative huh?)

Somehow little Sassy-pants seems to forget her inside voice when brother is sleeping even if I told her mere seconds before....so I made a sign.

The front is blue and looks like this:

The back is green and looks like this:

We hang it in the hall so she has a visual reminder of when brother is sleeping. It hasn't worked as well as the crying trick but she loves it and it does help her to see when brother is sleeping.

Stay tuned for Shep's 2 month post on Monday and LK's 3 yr old post on Thursday!!!

1 comment

  1. I love it! You're a Love and Logic mom, alright! :)

    BTW, if you guys don't have plans on Thursday night, I would LOVE to have you come to our choir concert at 7:00! It's only half an hour, we'll have refreshments, AND it's outside in our courtyard! LK might enjoy it. :)