Monday, February 22, 2010

If You Can't Beat Them - Join Them!

It has been a busy month this February with visit from friends, a week with Grandma & Papa, a weekend in Austin and fighting colds & breaking 2 year molars all throughout. I haven't taken the time to upload photos yet, but when I do I'll post some pics of February's festivities.

In the meantime, I saw this hilarious video at MOPS last Friday that I had to share. I laughed so hard because the night prior I had done almost the same exact thing. The whining and tantrums had gone on all day long and continued into bath time which is usually the best time of the day for all of us. I simply couldn't beat them - so... well .... I sunk to their level. Funny enough, the tantrums stopped and we had quite a pleasant evening after that. Watch for yourself, I hope you get a chuckle out of it too!


Suzanne said...

freaking awesome! i have SOOOO used this tactic before--works wonders! love youuuuuuu!!! getting excited for our get-together! (like, beyond, i need it or i'm going to go bald from ripping all of my hair out).


Anonymous said...

OMG That video is PERFECT!! I do pull that same stunt at home but really wish i had the you know what to throw a mommy tantrum like that in public. Awesome!

The Cochran Crew said...

I think I may do that when they get older!!! I may do it for HN pretty soon! I don't think Hannah Noelle would be shocked if I did it though, she's used to be serenading her in public because she won't quit saying my name, etc. Love it Mari, so glad to know we're "normal"! Love ya!

King Quads said...

Love it. Can't wait to see the February pics woman!

Alaine said...

Mostly just wanted to say hi! (although I wonder if that might not work in the classroom too?) Love to all of you, Alaine

Vancouver Elerick's said...

hi! It's the first time I've seen your blog, but I wanted to comment on the video you posted. There's a book called "Happiest Toddler on the Block" and the author suggests doing this very thing. Mimic'ing your child's let's them know that you hear them and understand the frustration they are feeling. Seriously, I do it all the time! (Well, not throwing my self on the floor) but I fake cry and make really silly sad faces. It works every time!!

p.s. Great blog!

Stephanie said...

Thats awesome!!
I need to try that one! :)

Check out my latest post..I thought of all of you awesome quad mommas! lol

Finleypotamus and Kierbear said...

You are awesome! Check out the personal blog. I changed the address and will start having most of the family updates there and the other blog (PP) will be reviews. Just wanted you to update your links! Love ya!