Sunday, December 30, 2007

Those Darn "The More You Know" Commercials

Tonight as I was putting Mary Fowler to bed, we chose to read this personalized book that (funny enough) was given to her both by my mom and by her little cousin Taylor. I'm sure you remember these... I remember having a personalized book when I was little. So this is how our conversation went:

Me: I'm so excited to read your new book tonight! Last night we didn't have time because we stayed up so late watching your new Samantha (American Girl Doll) movie.

Mary Fowler: Yeah but you know mom, the man on the commercial says you should read to your children at least 15 minutes EVERY day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My Strong-Willed Child

Both books on my bedside table... and so far the most helpful advice is how to get Mary Fowler to bring her coat with her to school. Instead of telling her to get her coat and put it on (because it's below freezing outside) asking her if she'd like to wear or carry her coat? It works! Genius!! Also worth mentioning is that strong wills are great, wonderful, important personality traits... I, as a strong-willed person, myself, (duh!) just need to change my approach.