Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'd Be Happy To!

You all know my obsession with the duggars.
(For those of you who don't like them and think they are a bit crazy, I get that too but I think you may still enjoy this game I'm about to tell you about.) ;)

I'd like to clarify my obsession with Mrs. Duggar, is more in the amazing ability she has to remain happy while raising 309 children.

That fascinates me.

So, I bought the book and am finding even more secrets to her success in this area.

Happy, obedient children is my goal! :)

Let me share with you all the new game we tried which she details in her book...

It's called, "I'd be happy to!"

It is supposed to help children learn obedience in a fun way.

Obedience is "3 fold."

It should be done immediately,

It should be done happily.

It should be done completely.

So, me and Dave tell clara we're going to play a BRAND NEW REALLY FUN GAME!

We all sit in a circle and start with daddy. Me and Clara think up a fun thing for daddy to do. So our first request..."Daddy, go to the tile and spin in a circle and then run back to us and sit down." Dave responds. "Okay, I'd be happy to!" (Daddy runs, spins on tile and returns)

We all clap lol. See...much fun to be had already. :)

That's the name of the game folks.

Now, here's where our secret agenda comes in, Clara waits excitedly for her instructions and as we give them to her, she hops up and yells "K, I happy tooooooo!" (Does instructions and returns)

See..we're teaching obedience and having fun!! WOHOO! WIN. WIN.

We seriously played this for like 15 minutes with each of us getting our instructions and then saying "I'd be happy tooooo!"

Okay, So the game ends and we all return to our regularly scheduled programming for the evening. Dave pretends to be "Scar" and clara runs laugh-screaming into my arms for the rest of the evening. (Or she makes daddy Rafiki in which he has to hold her up in the air like in the beginning of the Lion King). There are just many "disney recreations" happening at the "G's" right now. :)

Here she is in her "lion mane" (Yes, those are the bottoms of jammie pants in case you were wondering)

Anyways, I wasn't sure how successful this game was until the next morning.

I was in the toy room and asked Clara to run and get my cell phone from the stairs and bring it to me. She pops up.


I seriously almost tinkeled in my pants!! It worked and I wasn't even thinking about the game.

So, we still have much to work on but that was an awesome start for our baby lioness for sure!


Kelsey said...

I love the game! I think if you can make parenting and still get the point across - why not?! Have fun with it! I love all the G's!

Amy said...

I love that Amber! Learning and having fun at the same time... wonderful parenting!! Still smiling picturing Dave running around pretending to be Scar. :) You guys are so great. xoxo

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