Sunday, January 17, 2010

Creative Problem Solving

There are so many ways to solve problems if we just stop to think about it. D6 is visiting D7 this week and this morning the children were quarreling about breakfast. Two wanted chocolate Malt O'meal and another wanted plain Malt O'Meal. There are a lot of ways to solve this. D6 was cooking and she could have flipped a coin. She could have insisted they go with the majority. She could have fixed two pots of cereal. But I like what she did. She cooked the plain and then added chocolate chips for the two who wanted chocolate.

The picture is what she served. Everyone was happy! No more arguing! No one felt cheated.

P.S. (Don't I have some bright daughters!)


5L's said...

i love it! sometimes it's just the simplest things that make them happy or have a meltdown! :)

Wendi said...

I love it that she put the chocolate chips in like smiley faces. :)

Anonymous said...

The apples have not fallen far from the tree. Your many D's have grown into wonderful women, great moms and wives. You have taught them well, and I know it must bring you joy to see them honor the stewardships they have. This, I think, is the best part of our age now. Congrats on the new granddaughter, too.

dani said...

Positive (creative) thinking is so beautiful!