Recently, while trying a discipline technique my Mother uses with her fifth graders, the following conversation took place:
Me: "Jack, that's the second time I told you not to do that! Now, what do YOU think your punishment should be?"
Jack: "Ummm, well, how 'bout I don't get to go to any parks the rest of the day... Ummm, or I don't get to watch no more movies tonight... Oh, I know! How about I don't get to eat any more deserts today!"
It was 8 pm so obviously I wasn't even going to consider any of his requests.
Lucy: "Jack, choose a spankin' and take it like a MAN!"
Here are some shots of what we've been up to lately.
Lucy took this one all by herself and said, "It's for your blog!"
A common occurrence at our house. What goes better with a STORM than mud?
Ty cried when I told him to go around to the hose so I could rinse him off before taking a bath. It was pretty cold out, so I don't blame him. Bert showed mercy and rinsed them with warm water.
A visit from Cookie & Granddaddy
Hangin' with Lucy's favorite cuz, Lily
Lucy is now reading. I'm so excited and proud of her. I'm sure this milestone will be much like the others... I was so excited when she began walking, then I wished she couldn't go quite so fast. I was thrilled when she began talking, then she started repeating things I was saying at the most inopportune times. What fun will an extra reader bring to our family... Time will only tell.