Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday- STOP

We live in a very fun cul-de-sac with lots of kids. It isn't unusual to have children ringing the doorbell at all hours of the day saying, "Can you play?". I usually don't mind if the kids want to play but sometimes when Crew is asleep or the kids haven't finished their chores/homework or you simply just want some uninterupted "family" time the knocks at the door can be a little annoying. Also, sometimes my kids ask if they can go play with the neighbor kids and I'm reluctant to say yes because I don't want to "intrude" on their family time either. The moms in our cul-de-sac have used the Stop sign method.

Each family has made their own STOP sign to hang on the front door. Our little red stop sign says, "STOP, I'm sorry we can't play". We hang it on the door during those times when we really need some peace and quiet. It works great! Also, I love it that my boys know when it is not okay to knock at the neighbors. Because we are all using the STOP sign there are no hard feelings amongst friends. It works for me!


  1. I *LOVE* that idea!!! Oh my gosh-- wonderful! We don't have neighbors right now... BUT- if we ever do, or if we move again (GAG) I'll remember this trick!

  2. What a great idea! We just moved from a cul de sac and the constant knocking the one thing I don't miss.


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