Last week, we made a repeat trip to the fabric store.
Yes, it was that fabric store.
The one that sighed a collective sigh of relief when we walked out the door. (Not really, but they should have.)
Here’s something I never thought I’d say about that fabric store – Grace and I were there for a long time, and we had a blast.
No pulling flowers off their stems and throwing them on the floor.
No knocking things over.
No screaming. No yelling. No crying.
It was amazing.
I played with her.
That’s it. It really is that simple. I played with her. She carried an empty basket through the entire store, telling every person we passed that it had cookies inside. I played along. We had a pretend picnic at the table where the pattern books sit.
We looked at the thread and all of its colors.
Grace read me a story from a crafting book.
It was the best Saturday afternoon. We played.
I would never have imagined, but it was wonderful.
How did this happen? I implemented a few of the things I learned in the Positive Parenting Solutions Breakthrough Course.
Don’t forget! The online seminar, The Art of Consequences, that I asked Amy McCready from Positive Parenting Solutions to present for my readers is tonight – August 26 – at 9 pm eastern.
You have to pre-register, so click here to do it now!
Happily submitted to Works for Me Wednesday
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