Striped printable from me. Every word print from Dazey Chic.
Lately, I have found myself in the role of peacemaker as Baby Bee is less of a baby, and more of a busy little boy who likes to get into Big Brother’s toys…and by get into, I mean tear up, knock over, and grab important pieces and run. This new development has caused a bit of strife, as you can surely imagine.
I have been trying to instill the idea that we are all on the same team, we all share this space, we can share toys and books, etc. Of course I can understand the frustration of my older son, he doesn’t want his things knocked around…it’s no fun to build a train track and have another little person come along and take it apart right away.
It’s hard to find a good balance. We all have to share this house. I can’t keep them in separate rooms all day. I find myself saying the same things again and again, “If it’s really important, it can’t be on the floor.” “He doesn’t know any better, he just wants to play with you and do what you’re doing.” “Be kind. Don’t yell.”
The running theme seems to be, “Be kind.” Not just for the little ones, but for me, too. It’s easy to get frazzled and be a little too short and abrupt, some of these winter days have been very long! But I am trying to model kindness so these little buddies will be kind to one another as well.
So I made a little printable reminder:
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Eph. 4:32
In blues and in oranges: happy, cheerful spring colors. I have one on our bulletin board, and I thought I’d share them with you.
Parents of more than one child…tell me, does it get easier? Will these buddies learn to play together?
Linking up to some of these parties.