I often think of family friends of ours who raised four daughters.
And when it was time for things to be done in their family, to get moving, arrive someplace on time, to rally the troops, their go-to-solution was to announce “Team Scott”.
And that very announcement – “Team Scott” – brought about a hearty response. Because they had spent family time discussing what it meant to be part of a team, that their family was a team, and like any good team, it takes all the players to participate, they all pitched in and got the job done.
And together, it did seem like fun.
Now I’m not saying this was always perfect because I’m sure it wasn’t.
But I saw it work enough times to witness and appreciate a certain pride they shared in belonging, in working together, and in accomplishment.
As young toddlers and preschoolers grow, and we look for ways for them to connect, help, contribute, and care for one another, a slogan such as this might be the answer. You may notice smoother transitions and more cooperative participation in your own growing family.
Hey – I wonder –” do you think it’s too late to get Tootsie on board with Team Swift?”
I might just try it out!