Here in our little corner of the world, the weather this time of year is cold and wet - very wet!!! This means we spend a lot of time indoors. It seems not only are the days becoming shorter but our fuses as well. I find the kids tend to bicker with each other more and that my husband and I are raising our voices much more than we would like.
So here is a little quiet experiment we are going to try. Each of us has been assigned a small jar of marbles. Each time one of us yells, we will remove a marble from that person's jar. If a person's jar becomes empty, they must do something nice for the rest of the family. They are completely free to choose what the nice thing is - bake something, cook a meal, sing a song, read a book out loud, do an extra chore - anything goes.
I am very curious to see how this works out and must admit that I am slightly worried that my jar may be the first empty one. I will keep you all posted ;)