So I had to quickly take a minute to write down about something that happened. McKell informed us that we were having a "family meeting". She and Cayden really headed it up and Ashlee went along with it. It was apparently a very serious meeting because McKell had me type of an official announcement on the computer reading "Family Meeting. In the Living Room. In 10 minutes." When we arrived in the living room, they had it all set up, complete with a homemade pulpit and notes. Wow.
First order of business? They felt that they should get paid for all of the jobs that they do around the house. We discussed this and agreed that their normal jobs would not be paid for because that is just what we do when we are in a family. However, if they wanted to do extra jobs for money, we would be happy to comply. (Note: none of them have asked to do a job for money yet!)
Second order of business? This summer has been kind of boring. We don't do swim lessons any more and we aren't doing anything fun because of the new baby. Again we discussed this. Apparently, they wanted to go to Disneyland. (I tried not to laugh out loud at this suggestion!) We assured them that someday we would go back to Disneyland, but had to wait until the little ones were a bit older. We also made a list of some of the fun things we could do over the summer.
We seemed to address all of the concerns and the family meeting adjourned on a happy note...until next time.
6 days ago