Monday, August 17, 2009
Our Family Experiment - Prelude to Chapter 2
Okay, so it took about a week, but I think I have finished the Family Constitution. I took the example that was given and can be found at http://www.yourfamilyconstitution.com/wp-content/uploads/gale-fc.pdf and changed it a little for our family. If anyone has any ideas on things to add, please please share them with me. I already need to change ours a little after realizing that the TV was on in the playroom when no one is home and that the playroom looks like a bomb went off and again, no one is home (um, maybe things need to be picked up before they leave...) Our family meeting is tonight and I am so excited to see how this goes. I did a little test of my own today as they were all arguing about going to the pool with the our nanny (seriously? fine, you guys do my job and I'll go to the pool). I didn't give in to their childish ways by sinking down to their level. I simply told them that this is what is expected of them and this is what the consequences would be if they didn't behave. No yelling, just exerting my authority that I often forget I should have. And while they might not all have been pleased (which is an understatement by the way - picture eyes rolling, dirty looks and body language that could be read as though I just killed their dog), they did not argue with me and they all got in the car. I will share more after our meeting as well as our final Family Constitution...
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