Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Quiet Little Experiment

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 ;)

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