Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Run Away

Did any of you ever run away from home? I can remember running away with my older cousin. I forget our reason but we packed a bag, took her dogs, and ran away.....out to the cedar tree in her yard. ;)

After a bit of a rough start to our week, and then a special 'crisis' with our two middle kids this afternoon, we placed them in the bathroom together to "think about what they'd done"...hoping that the guilty party would fess up. No such luck. After a bit, we decided to take Emma's monitor out of her room and place it in the bathroom so we could hear what was going on. We had instructed them not to speak to one another, but I was not convinced they would obey. Also, I was worried they may decide to say mean things and I wanted to hear if that did indeed happen.

Well, we heard them carrying on a conversation after a while. Karl tiptoed closer to the monitor and Logan and I stayed quiet. Apparently, they were discussing running away. I went over to listen and heard one say they didn't have money to get there (don't know where there is), then the other pipes up and says "yeah we have money, our allowance"...needless to say, we decided to separate them. We can't have a mutiny on our hands! Seriously though, we did speak with them about the fact that running away is not a good idea. We still haven't gotten to the bottom of the problem, but it's obvious that they are not pleased with how we're handling the situation.....hoping they'll admit "who dun it" soon and we can move on.

One thing I can say with complete honesty...life in the Woerner household is never dull.

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