Thursday, September 20, 2007

Callin' Mama

Very often my boys are slow to react when I ask them to do something. I'm sick of counting, threatening, and asking stupid questions ("Do you want a spanking?") I have started singing instead. (No, my singing does not send them running in agony.) I sing the little primary song, "When my mother calls me, quickly I'll obey. I want to do just what is right, each and every day," and they're SUPPOSED to be up and moving before I finish the song. (A trick my mom used with us and I can tell you the song still gets me moving.)

Today Jacob kept asking me to get his bike out of the garage so he could ride it out back. I guess I wasn't being a good listener because he started singing to me, "When your boy calls Mama, quickly you'll obey..." He got his bike.


gtninlv said...

Good thinkin' Lincoln! Singing is a nice way to get your mom's attention, much better than whining or crying. Jacob, you must be growing up. Watch the mail for a letter.
Grandma Nelson

Bybees said...

Do you remember the old version of that song how it went "Mother knows just what is best, each and every day." I think I liked that version better- if only they'd take that message to heart.

Danielle said...

I have started using this, so far Allie thinks it is pretty cool. SO what happens when they aren't up and moving when the song ends?

Olivia said...

Can I just say you have the cutest boys ever. I love all your stories and their cute personalities that go along with them.

100 Percent Cottam said...

smart kid! and i love that trick! i need to try that one.