I asked my kids what question I should pose here on “backwards” Works for Me Wednesday, where I get to pose questions to readers and visitors.”Ask how to talk parents into getting a horse!” one of them called out.”It’s a question for the parents, not the kids,” one of the kids clarified to the horse-hoper.”Ask how to organize when you have a bunch of stuff,” proposed the other.”That’s easy–” I began.One of the girls cut me off. “Get rid of the stuff!” she shouted.”The girls argue with me all the time when we’re playing Playmobil,” The Boy stated rather aggravated. “Find out how to get kids to stop arguing.”Hey, that’s not too bad. I could ask how to get kids to stop arguing.So I thought about the thousands of issues, confusion, messes and mixups we face every day Chez Kroeker–what should I present today?I finally narrowed down my question to the following (I think I can deal with the arguing on my own, I know how to declutter, and I know we aren’t buying a horse, but if you can’t resist, feel free to offer any ideas that you have regarding those matters. I’m sure the kids will enjoy the responses).I only have two related questions:
- How has living a fast-paced life affected your family for better or for worse? (You can define “fast-paced” however you like, but it could include activity load. For example, by pushing your kids to success, have they achieved a lot of great things and reached their full potential; or is it straining them or you?)
- On the other hand, how have any choices you’ve made to live a slower life affected your family for better or for worse? (Define “slow-paced” however you like, as well. For example, if you pulled back on activities, is everybody happier, or are they bored to tears?)
What has worked or not worked for you? Please respond in the comments below.Please visit Rocks In My Dryer for more questions!