Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Parenting At Its Best

This is parenting at its best.

Ok, maybe not best but it's definitely one way to parent.



Yep, I homeschool, so the kids get to be around my influence all day, every day. Scary, huh?

38 comments:

  1. ohhh, my kids are so gonna have to touch noses tomorrow, but i'll have them get the beer from the fridge first so that I can sip it whilst their noses touch!

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  2. This is really funny! I like your approach!! and the beer part was hilarious!

    " where's my freshly squeezed lime??" ^^


    Jamaican Princess

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  3. Okay you do realize that that video will have like 8 million hits by tomorrow and you'll end up on the news for child abuse and neglect, right?

    *I hope you caught my sarcasm...*

    I think you are brilllllliant ;)

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  4. that cracked me up! I will try the noses with Eli, he will laugh and think it is funny too. And the beer line was so funny

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  5. Oh too cute! I love how Seamus is just so loving and wants to rub noses, shoulders, ears.... he is so sensitive!
    And you have to stay firm about the fresh cut lime!

    Robbin

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  6. That's one of the best things I've seen in a long time! I HAVE to try that! I'm amazed they did it soooo well and didn't try tickling each other under the armpits or anything else!

    Just love the beer... and lime at the end. Wow - Super Nanny has NOTHING on you!

    Humour and a creative mind go a loooooonng way!

    Many thanks for sharing your parenting tips... I'll be thinking of you next time my girls launch into one another!

    Sarah

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  7. This was great. I love how Seamus is laughing the whole time and rubbing Haven's ears. I am going to have to try this the next time my kids are fighting.
    I am going to have to use that line...
    Where is my freshly squeezed lime?
    lol

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  8. I'm so glad I found your blog and saw this! That is great.

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  9. That is a hoot. I'll have to remember that one!!

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  10. So you're hitting the sauce instead of Dr. Pepper??? I like how you roll!
    LOL
    Love the twenty second thing...very sweet, actually! I am going to try that one on my boys-I have my oldest who doesn't find his brother's kisses so amusing now that he is eight...

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  11. hehe. I love the way both boys look to Dad as if to say "is she for reals?" and he replies "for real!"

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  12. I'm pretty sure that one of my kids would lick the other and then it would be all over....

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  13. ROFLMBO!!! This is HILARIOUS! My parents used to make us touch noses too. LOL!

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  14. So, when are you gonna write a parenting book??? Hee Hee

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  15. That was hilarious!!!! You made my day!!!!

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  16. OMg Julie! You crack me up!!!
    I must try the touch noses thing I just hope they don't pull each others hair out!

    Are you sure you wanted the world to see this video??? ROFLMAO!!!!!

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  17. This is a very priceless parenting tip. I'll be sure to remember this one day, oh wise mother of all mothers. :)

    Now get me a beer, kids....

    Haha!

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  18. Ha, love it. How can you stay mad at your brother after that. Wonder if it'll work for my girls?

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  19. Okay, seriously fab. But who do I make GFP touch noses with when she's not being nice to ME? ;)

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  20. Fabulous! I love to see a "Christian" homeschooling mom having her kid bring her a beer! Let freedom ring! I have the kids sit on the couch and hold hands...never tried the touching noses. Nice variation.

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  21. Seamus' laugh is so free and cute! Love the nose idea!

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  22. This is exactly why I keep coming back to your blog!! I'll have to try this technique out. I'll be sure to let you know if it works. :)

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  23. I loved it...especially the "beer part"...my 9.85yo DS was cracking up and said, "It's just like you!!"...loved the noses thing...may have to try it.

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  24. Oh man, Julile, that was hilarious! Your voice is awesome! I am totally going to try that! Do you think my kids can figure out how to shake a martini w/olives and a twist?? I better get crackin'!

    You're hilarious! It was so cute to hear from the peanut gallery too. Little miss!! You seem to be adding to your brood by the minute girl!

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  25. The looks on their faces is hysterical-- you are my favorite parenting expert now!

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  26. That might be the best punishment I've ever seen. I am so stealing that someday! I love the beer bit, too!

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  27. How adorable is Seamus!?!??!! His giggling cracked me up!

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  28. Youtube hates me and the video won't play. Crapple.

    I am loving their Star Wars t-shirts though!

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  29. Awww, how could you not be happy while giggling like that. I may have to try that technique. Nice cupcake balloon, too! It's making me hungry :)

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  30. I am not sure how, but somehow we are related.

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  31. Hilarious. Reminds me of my childhood. We used to have to hold hands and sing the song "Friendship, friendship we are friends. Oh, brother how I'm sorry."

    http://www.wattsmith.com/awesomevideos
    Watt Smith

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  32. We did the nose touching thing when my big kids were little. I think I will have to break it back out for Justin and Gracie.

    As far as the beer goes, not only do my kids know how to get a beer, my two oldest make mean vodka tonics. REALLY!! 8^)

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  33. We do this!! Well, not the beer part (The lid is still on-- definitely poor parenting). Seriously, we started the nose torture with things 2 and 3 who fought constantly. Somewhere along the line we realized that when we freaked out at them, they became a team and we were left stewing. This works so much better. However, they're at an age now where they have to insult each other the whole time.

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  34. I have never heard of touching noses before. I love it. I may have to use that. Thanks for one more tool in the tool box.


    Joy

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  35. Seamus' laugh is just too cute. And I love how he was so affectionate with Haven. They are adorable Julie. Hope you enjoyed your beer :)

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  36. Perfect! Another trick (for fighting) is to tell them they have to sit on the couch together until they each give the other permission to get up. I've never had to use it, but it sounds like a good idea to me!

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  37. Starting work has really cramped my fb/blogger style, but you'll definitely stay on my must-read list along with email from teachers etc...and this is exactly why. I needed a laugh. :-)

    (And you have a very pretty voice. Vampireish, really).

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