Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ignorance is Bliss

Accomplishing anything at my house automatically involves crying. If I am making dinner, there is at least one child crying at my feet that they are staaaarving. If I am folding laundry, there is at least one child crying as they topple over my piles of folded clothes. If I am washing a floor, there is at least one child crying after slipping on the floor. You get the picture.

People have often told me that they "just don't know how I handle all the chaos so well." I always nod my head and politely thank them. But I'm going to let you all in on a little secret:

I have not learned to handle it really well, I have learned to ignore it really well.


Kara Jo said...


erin said...

Good for you. People are always a lot more upset than I am when Richard is crying. I hardly hear it anymore.
p.s. You do actually handle it really well. ;)

Jodi said...

I'm a firm believer that ignoring it IS handling it. It takes a thick skin to ignore consistently, and it's good for the kids to learn to self-regulate and deal with what's going on. They won't be so needy when school starts if they can handle things already.