Monday, February 7, 2011


The way to a boy's work ethic, I have found, is through his stomach.

To motivate certain members of my family to help with laundry and other chores, one evening I promised brownies the size of their heads.

Charlie ate all of his. And then still begged others for the rest of their brownies.

Henry proved himself equal to the task as well. Devouring a brownie the size of his head took almost no effort.

And on a semi-related note. To ensure that all my children are growing up in a healthy, chore necessary home, I am attempting something that could only be described as a social experiment. I am unplugging the tv and the Wii for one week.

It's been irritating me lately. Much of it is my own fault because I have felt tired and lazy and the tv is a good babysitter. But I realized that we have a problem when Nora asks for a "mooie" (movie) before she asks for breakfast.

She isn't the only one who will be facing withdrawals, so I imagine I'll see from everyone, a bit of this~

Wish me luck!


  1. Can I have a brownie the size of my head? I promise I'll be good.

    And yeah, you're crazy for unplugging but I so get it. I'm anxious to hear the results!

    Have you found a babysitter yet????

  2. You'll need all the luck you can get. But only for the first day or two. When the boys were younger we only let them watch during the weekend. It was great, they entertained themselves really well. Then I got tired. And A LOT more kids. You can do it! (that's my big cheerleading plug for you)

  3. You must be feeling better...I am glad!

  4. good luck dear!! I have the same feelings of late, esp. when I turn it off and Ari starts screaming and crying.....
    I keep telling him that if he's not careful I'll just get rid of it all together...


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