Parenting Tip 101: Consistency and Realism

Aug 01, 2010

#Life#Those Little People

Mr. Flinger: “If you don’t stop yelling in there, we’re going to send you outside to play all day and not let you in. We’ll put food in a dog dish and you can eat out there.”

Me: “Let’s make realistic threats to the children. We don’t own a dog dish.”

Mr. Flinger: “You’re right. Sorry. A BOWL.”


  1. SNORT!

    By VDog on 2010 08 01

  2. You been listening to our conversations?

    By Marcus Neto on 2010 08 01

  3. Yesterday my kids (6, 6, 3) decided to run away from home, to the back yard.  “Except you have to bring us out food, Mom.  And we’ll come inside to sleep, because it’s scary outside in the dark.”  So how is that any different than any other day?

    By Heather on 2010 08 01

  4. At least they know to take you seriously!

    By TexasRed on 2010 08 02

  5. Bwahaha… totally something that would be said here, too.

    By Lanna on 2010 08 02

  6. AWESOME. Yeah.

    By monstergirlee on 2010 08 05