During the two days I was at the Hearts at Home conference, Abbie told everyone, "Mama is in Bloomington learning how to be a good Mama!"
Hannah imagined my weekend this way: "They line up a bunch of plastic pretend children on the stage. The plastic children have recordings in them to make them say, 'Mine! Mine! Mine!' over and over. Then they teach the Mommies how to deal with it!" (Hmmm... I think I missed that workshop - better order up the tape!)
The first morning I was home was Sunday and we were all trying to get ready for church. Rachel said something unkind to Abbie, so I told her she had to say two nice, kind things to Abbie (as suggested in Lisa Whelchel's "Creative Correction" workshop). Hannah was observing the whole thing, and when Rachel and Abbie had kissed and made up, Hannah said to me, "I know what you learned this weekend!"