Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Take it like a MAN!

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.

Baby Bach

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

Side note:
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.


brooke said...

LOVE how you call your boys the storm!! hilarious! thanks for always commenting on my blog too. :) i will definitely email you soon!!!

Shekinah Glory said...

I can picture Dad saying in that picture, "Hank, do you know what makes this train keep rolling on this track? Momentum. And do you know what inertia is?" :)

Cindy said...

Love that Lucy! Such a practical gal! Suck it up boys! :-)

I also love the picture of Bert "rinsing" the kids. That's so funny!

Kiera said...

Great blog. Love your pictures. I will get mine downloaded soon. My blog so needs updating!! Love and miss yoU!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

way to go, lucy! i love the take it like a man comment. thats hilarious. those pics are precious.

Jessa Mullen said...

I have told your "take it like a man" story to so many people.. that made me crack up !!!