If you ask my children, any one of them would say that all I want for Christmas is a day of no fighting. If you have more than one daughter, you'll immediately understand.
Whenever it's time to CLEAN THE ROOM, all mayhem erupts. "Mom, she's not cleaning." "Mom, she's just sitting there." "Mom, she threw a sock at me." "Mom . . ."
Once, when my two girls (10 & 7) were arguing about cleaning their shared room, I finally said, "All right. I'm going to put tape over your mouths until your room is clean."
My 3-year old thought it was a fun game, so she requested tape too.
Silence at last. Wait, I spoke too soon. From their room, I heard, "Mmm, mm-hmm, hm-mmm." They were still arguing, with their mouths closed. Can this be counted as a skill on their future resumes?
If not, maybe someday I can use it in a book.
But for those of you who haven't completed your Christmas shopping--or know that your spouse hasn't completed yours . . . I have a great suggestion. WRITERS CONFERENCE.
March 21-22, 2008 we're holding a fantastic Writers Conference (sponsored by the LDStorymakers). It will be held in Sandy, Utah, and will feature local publishers, editors, and guest editor Tim Travaglini, from Putnam. Don't rush into the crowded stores and stand in a long line. Check it out here.
And may your Christmas season be truly peaceful.