Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boot Camp Summer

Wow, I really need to watch what I write in my diary. You just never know who might be reading. The day after Boot Camp Summer began and I mentioned it in my diary, Miss Claudia showed up at our door in army fatigues.

And you thought I was kidding about boot camp! Actually, I have never laughed harder. Lynley and I got a huge kick out of Claudia's "nanny" uniform. I don't know if it was the clothes, the presence of her well-behaved son (Jonathon), or the iron fist rule; but, yesterday the kiddos really began to snap into shape. Have you ever watched the TV show "Super Nanny" or "Nanny 911"? Well, I am living it. It is like my very own private episode. And if everyone was not already aware of my superior SuperDad parenting skills from this diary, I would also tell you that I am picking up a ton from just watching Claudia do her thing. Although, in retrospect, I wish I would have spent a day or two watching her classes at Arborlawn because I would have learned so much sooner. There is something about seeing the techniques applied first hand in your own home with your own kiddos. Watching someone who has experience with managing and educating kiddos and really knows what they are doing is genuinely amazing. They take to it like ducks to water and the result is the perfect balance of space and time - peace. I am amazed. If I was not watching it first hand I would be almost positive that she was drugging them. My kids can actually (almost) be well behaved. It is awesome.

My kids are getting purpose too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Hayden's Aunt (Bo)Rebecca. Just wanted to thank you for being a present help to Lizzie and Matthew. I'm so happy your Sydney is doing so well, praise God. Thanks again. --Rebecca