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  • January 11, 2008

    Oh yea, I hate when Shortman gets punished (usually no computer time) because then he’s just THERE all the time.  Did I mention he’s 6’3” and he’s 16? 

    Sigh.  They only get harder to entertain honey.

  • January 11, 2008

    I just had to chuckle because my little one has been, let’s say filled with the Evil Ghost as of late It, as you know, is very hard to reason with a 20 month old. So, I had to use the, “you are going to bed right now if you don’t listen to me”. Well, I put her to bed at 5:00 PM and I’ll be saying “It hurts me more than it hurts you” when she is up at 3:00 in the morning and I pretend to be asleep so that my husband can get her. LOL.

  • January 11, 2008

    It’s hard to punish them, isn’t it?

    I don’t like the news from Ree, that it only gets harder. No no no no no! smile

  • January 11, 2008

    I know what you mean. If we get to the point of punishment (which is rare because I’m lazy) it has to be short term for exactly that reason! It can’t make it harder on me else everyone is grumpy all day, and that’s no good!

  • January 11, 2008

    Yep, that’s become one of my rules with discipline now…not to say anything I really don’t want to do, because you have to follow through-otherwise nothing works!  Ha ha!

  • January 11, 2008

    Oh, have missed you! end of year was so stressful for me, and I ceased reading blogs for a while. BOOOO for that.

    We screwed ourselves for this weekend, too, with the taking away of TV. Damn, now WE have to entertain him! Stupid Rookie mistake. (We’re STILL rookies!)

  • January 11, 2008

    That happened to me just today.
    It hurts me.  Tons.

    I cooked for my family today, too. 
    It has been MUCH too long since they’ve seen a homecooked meal. Ug.

  • January 11, 2008

    I TOTALLY know what you mean.

  • mdvelazquez
    January 12, 2008

    Aww ... Did she/you learn a lesson? grin

  • January 12, 2008

    Guh, I’ve just started having to deal with the naughty,

  • January 12, 2008

    It sounds like we are doing the same thing.  Part of me wants to slap the Pooper’s rear-end, but then the other part knows that it really doesn’t accomplish much and makes me feel like shit, so we have seriously been taking the toys away.  Although, taking away Cinderella II could probably pull some weight around here.

    So it begins, eh?

  • January 12, 2008

    I hate to break it to you, but whenever you take something away from them, they punish you ten fold.

    This is why god invented cocktail hour.

  • January 12, 2008

    LOL! This is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Oh, the irony.

    So THAT’S what they meant! I knew it wasn’t that they were missing the sensation of the wooden spoon smacking their bottoms…

  • January 12, 2008

    I know! Sometimes I feel like I’m punishing myself instead of him. There has to be a way to make it work out completely in our favor!
    On another note…are you going to share the code for the Mother F.U.C.K.E.R. button?!  Pretty Please?

  • January 12, 2008

    Boy is that the truth! My parents used to complain that they hates grounding us because that essentially grounded them too. Only in the last year or so in dealing with my own children have I begun to understand what they were talking about.

    At least you’ll hopefully have intact books from this day forward! Good luck.

  • January 12, 2008

    Boy is that the truth! My parents used to complain that they hated grounding us because that essentially grounded them too. Only in the last year or so in dealing with my own children have I begun to understand what they were talking about.

    At least you’ll hopefully have intact books from this day forward! Good luck.

  • January 12, 2008

    I’ve found that what works well is to punish by taking away things you never intended on giving them. For example, “Too bad you ripped that book because now I’m not going to give you that hundred dollar bill to spend anyway you like at the candy store.”

  • January 12, 2008

    That picture at the bottom was so appropriate, indeed! wink funnee!

    I don’t think my mom ever said that to me. But, I know what it feels like. My little girl SCREAMS when I discipline her—and it hurts my ears…. wink

  • January 14, 2008

    I had the same issue with punishment this weekend.  I had tons to do, so Bones having a friend over was a great idea.  He would be occupied, so I could get things done.  But then he got stuck in a big ol’ pile of poo with his teacher this weeke and I had to punish him.  And listen to - “I’m bored”, “What can I do”, etc, etc, etc - all weekend

  • January 14, 2008

    I had to come back here and tell you I was thinking about you all day Saturday when we had to have a “No Shrek” day because Little Miss had decided to throw a giant fit in the middle of the night - and our deal is - sleep good all night and you can watch Shrek tomorrow.  Well, needless to say we had no TV at all on Saturday and while the begging and whining were almost enought to make me want to run far, far away, it actually ended up being a great day full of fun activities.  I almost caved though, but I’m stubborn and held my ground.

    Anyway, made me think of you.

    How did it end up going?

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