Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Silly SAHM Times

So last night we had our first round of thunderstorms of the spring. Nothing too crazy, but some thunder, lightening and a lot of rain. The thunder really started as the kids were headed to bed and they at least acted like they were scared.

At that point I decided it was time to break out the magic. This is something I do from time to time to relieve some fear the kids are having. I make up a magic spell and make the bad stuff go away. Tonight's spell went something like this:

Abra-cadunder (a shout-out to the top micro-cap regional paper company this side of Stamford)
Why don't you just go away
You silly thunder!

And, of course, it worked like a charm. Never heard another peep out of the kids. So what kinds of silly things do you do to entertain/assuage/calm your little ones? I know I can't be the only one that does this.

1 comment:

  1. just saw this post...way cute! The only thing I can think of that we do to give the kids more confidence is tell them to drink gatorade before a game so they can run faster. And they totally believe it and make sure they drink up before they play. Like Dumbo's feather I guess...

    But as for silly, the boys LOVE when I read them stories and use funny voices or add my own narrations. "Are you my mother" from Dr. Seuss is the best.