Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Time Outs

We use time outs primarily to "work on" misbehavior. I've read, listened to, and watched the video for 1-2-3 Magic, which I really like. My one "problem" which he tells you over and over not to get into is that I try to talk and get emotionally involved. I try hard and usually can follow through. Anyway, I digress. This morning has been great, but for this one 5 minute period in time which I had to bite my tongue on and just HAD to grab the camera to capture on film. :) It may be hard to tell, I did try to adjust levels as the back was extremely dark at first, but this shows all four kids lining the hall of the condo in various stages of time out! :)

Liam was first. He was mad at me for saying no to something (who knows what) and pushed his chair over. I asked him to pick it up and counted him to 3 as he told me no each time (his favorite two year old word), so he had to sit. Girlie was next. There is a pocket door separating the family room from the hall and the little kids of course love to play with this, but also get it all marked up in the process. They have been asked to leave it alone about a million times. :) That wasn't enough for Girlie and she was playing with it again as I had Liam sit down, so she joined him. Upon finding her, I peeked in the family room to check on the olders. Well, wouldn't you know, amnesia was rampant this morning and although Grandma and Grandpa have asked a million times to not play with the big blankets on mine and Braeden's aero beds, that's what they were doing. So they joined ranks. I had to turn away to keep from laughing. They served their time and it's been pretty smooth sailing since. We're hoping to get to the pool one last time today if it doesn't rain. (The only time kids can go in the pool is from 12-3.)


Julie said...

That is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!! G is just getting use to time out- she has only been in it at home half a dozen times as she usually does what she is suppose to when redirected but lately- time out is starting to work for her- that picture is priceless!

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