I know I've been MIA on the blog this week, but it's for good reason. I've been hard at work with the kiddos, working on a special project. Yesterday we finished up a custom order. It was a lot of hard work (with a deadline to meet), and I'm sure it wasn't how my kids thought they would be spending their Spring Break. But we were working together the entire time and got it done that way - together.
Sometimes working together is a real challenge, because we all know that siblings fight, right? I am really proud of my kids for working so well together for five days straight, even hours at a time. Sure, there were times when voices were raised, mistakes were made and the glaring eyes were darting everywhere, trying to place blame for extra work created. We encountered a couple of setbacks (running out of one major supply needed to finish the job and having its replacement be not quite as easy to work with; not having the right flat rate shipping box needed), causing us to really scramble at the end, watching the clock tick tock the minutes away.
These kids learned about working when you don't want to, waking up early when you want to sleep in, having a deadline to meet, and looking forward to your 30 minute breaks! They also re-learned the fact that you can get more done by working together as a team and getting along with each other. It slows you down when you don't. They cheered when they finished each step of the process. We had a mini-assembly line set up in our living room, with each person having a job. (I might post some photos in the near future, so stay tuned!)
Today, my kids got to ride along with me to the post office and drop off this package, knowing that they put hard work, effort & time into this order and that it's going somewhere special, where people will get to see what we do as a family:
Work. Together. As a team. Because that's how WE roll!
Do you like working in a team?
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