Now you've really got me thinking. I told on my brothers for other things because they didn't do these two.
Makes me think of our long road trips to visit relatives when we were young. I can just image how annoying we were! lol She touched me. He's looking at me. I don't know how my parents and grandparents could listen to that for 2o hours! :)
I like simple rules.
I will be passing these rules on to my daughter, hopefully it will work for her as well as it does for you....I'll let you know. xo
that's what I tell my boys!!! When one of them runs up to me the first thing I ask is "Is someone bleeding?" If the answers no I tell them to work it out.
I am the second youngest of five. I always loved and looked up to my elder sister, now aged 74yrs. That was until I realised she wanted control over our aging mother. She has held much against mum and has become bitter. Mum has been in a nursing home now for 2 yrs. She quickly sold off mums home and took over the money. Then she didn't want mum to have her harmonica to play to the other patients, a phone to call her children, or any cash money to use as she wanted. My sister as well as another sister and I have Power of Attorney.Since she is the eldest, the rest let her have her mean way with my mum. I stood up to her, it broke my heart. I was stunned when she spoke of things my mother did, over fifty years ago.I wanted mum to come and live with me, I live in a warmer state, she lives thousands of miles away. It can be difficult to do what is right sometimes.
I told my kids they could tattle all they wanted - it just wasn't going to get a rise out of me unless I thought someone was being hurt. It got a neighbor kid so mad at me - he thought for sure it would work with me same as his mom. Nope.
woww great post good luck
I always asked the tattler, "Are you trying to get your sibling IN trouble, or keep them OUT of trouble?" One is tattling the other I need to know about! Simple is better.
I think that is good.... cause there are some things your really need to know ... My mother used to say: fight your own battles.
Simple as it seem, it's not to many, in many ways.
Great idea... if it works. It rarely did around here.
Less is more,right? Simple and nice ide.
I have to laugh. I always tell my children they can only tattle if there is blood involved or property damage. Bonnie
never thought about it. think you're right though. you can tell on them if you believe it's for the best. but if you're just trying to get them in trouble then no.
Never dobbed - not ever!
Good rules! How did you mesh kids? I mean - your first - how did they feel when your second came along? Is there any advice you could offer to make it a smooth transition? Just things I've been thinking of - and you're a great person to ask!
I love it!! That would cut down on tattle-tales.
This all that's necessary. Great rules!
i think there is a statute of limitations though...its rather fun to tell now about things they did back in the day...haha
Those are nice simple rules! I like them! :)
You that so didn't apply to us growing up. I think back at all the times I called my mom at work, he did this and she did that. She should have had those rules. I am shocked she didn't get fired for all those times!
I hate it when my siblings tell on me. I personally know when to keep my mouth shut.
Wish I had a sibling...I never much thought about the rules for this, or that there even were any. But I guess it's a good idea...
Ah...yes...but where to draw the line? Does "Mom! He's killing me!" count? xo Diana
You are so right! I have an inhome preschool and it is exhausting if all the kids come and tell me everything that everyone is doing wrong. I love your short posts. They always make me smile. I was wondering if you would like to participate in a Big Family Blog Hop. Here is the link http://sixsuitcasetravel.com/blog/2012/05/10/mothers-day-big-family-blog-hop/
Absolutely sound advice! Thanks for stopping by, and for the follow, and I'm following back too!
I didn't see "revenge" on that list.
Agreed. But even #1 is negotiable. :)
Hello blog hop friend! Great to see you again. We always speak openly in my family so I really didn't have too many opportunities to tell on my sister but I agree with your options. Have a great evening! :D
If you sit back and do nothing about these incidents they could very well come back and bite you on the bottom down the track making them one hundred times worse :-).
mostly i yell at my much younger siblings about things. now i can be more relax and apply these simple rules
Yes, that covers everything!
Those are the same rules I gave my kids. If I felt one child was telling on another child just to get them in trouble. The child doing the telling was the one to get time out.
Those are very wise rules, Annemarie! Now the problem is in getting the siblings to obey those nice, simple rules. LOL
I pretty much agree!=)
Uggghhh the little girls next door tell on every teeny tiny thing. I finally had enough the other day & said... is this something you would go tattle to your mom about? Would she tell you to knock it off? If so, then don't tell me either!
My siblings did not follow this. My sister was the worst though, she was incapable on not babbling about whatever we were doing. Once, we were spending the Summer at our grandparents and my cousins, my brother and I bought a few sweets and gum in the local café. We gave a piece of bubblegum to my sister and told her not to tell our grandma. Of course, we were at dinner and she told. In hindsight, it's quite hilarious because it was stronger than her, but back then it wasn't that funny Hahaha
Good advice; I'll have to share with my brother who absolutely tormented me growing up~ha!Blessings!Denise
Totally agree! :D
I am the mom of an only child. He has no one to tattle on but himself.
Oops, I mean "had" no one to tattle on. Goodness, my son is almost 34, and here I am talking like he is still little.
That just about sums it up... It is nice when they finally figure that out, though... smile...
Wonderful simple rules! Ones I wish I had used when my boys were little!
I'm sure we didn't always follow those two and only two rules....age has a way of erasing the memory ;-)
That sums up our house!
Simple enough:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!
I couldn't agree more!: )
Totally agree! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following. Following back :)
I thought about this post for some seconds, you are damn right.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your lovely family..
I was just talking to my daughter about this yesterday. Though, I ran into trouble when I thought about bullying...you should tattle when someone is being a bully...though this concept may be difficult for a 6 year old dramatic little girl to interpret and will likely equate to a lot of tattling. Back to square one.
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Yes Yes Yes! Same rules apply in our house. Also, once you are in bed, do not come out 500 times asking for anything. The house better be on fire if you come out past bedtime!
Well said. Have a great day!
Does it count when your little brother has perched in a tree and waits for you to exit the house so that he can pee on you? I say it does lol
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Good advice! Blessings!
Hmmm - i guess you'r right here! Family is family is family ;) And LOVE is what counts here!
Agreed - must implement that in our family. Our kids fight all the time and It might stop them!
I think this goes for not only siblings but anybody......
Oh I so agree! And its a funny thing - when you stick to those rules, the tattling goes way, way down.
I was the baby of nine but raised as an only child. All of my brothers and sisters were grown when I arrived...but I probably would have tattled on them...there was a lot to tattle about. LOL
yikes! that's a tough 2-section rule. :)
I like the rules. My children don't tell on each other. I like that.Happy Mother's Day!Dee
Hmmm, well it all depends on how old we are. If it is morally offensive that's their own problem and if it's life threatening, yes I would tell! Now if it pertains to the young ones, hmmmm, well I think the same really. Oh gosh, I don't know...this is hard.
Simple rules are the best!
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I appreciate this. We've been training one of our kids not to tattletale and to mind his own business. Sometimes, they go beyond telling, they do the correction themselves! Yay!~Imelda
Some siblings can't keep a secret. My sister was one. She always told on me - - it didn't matter what.
It's amazing to me how young this starts. I should institute this policy!Ashley
What is the toddler version? ;)
I tell my boys tell me if a) someone will get hurt or b) the police would get called. Good to have tattling limits!
My mom always told us basically the same thing. There are 4 of us so she heard a lot of tattling throughout the years. It came to a point where she said "Unless someone is bleeding or something is broken work it out amongst yourselves." Now that I have 3 of my own....I get it! =)
Might be a reason my brother and I don't really get along.
trying again.. lol, i wish my sons would get this memo..ha ha.. following you back, love the blog :)
that's a great rule of thumb!
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