Wednesday, March 16, 2011


With kids ranging from 3 1/2 to almost 15, the course of discipline I choose varies greatly. With Jack, a 3 minute trip to time out against the wall is usually effective. I have to get much more creative with my older two. Taking things away (and yes, they have a lot of electronics to choose from) is a standby favorite. I've also learned that refusing to take them anywhere is good as is some extra labor around the house.

I do believe I have found the most effective technique and you won't be reading about it in any parenting book. The best part is I don't have to do a thing. Peer mortification by three year old brother is not only the best tool in my discipline toolbox, but I also believe you get an ab workout from laughing so hard.

Unfortunately, I missed any type of documentation of this event, but imagine if you will, 7 fourteen/fifteen year old boys sitting around having breakfast and a little three year old approaches and animatedly speaks about the topic below for a good three or four minutes using this word at least every other sentence. To see their expressions-hysterical. To see the older brother's expression-priceless.

Jack-you've been good entertainment for the last few years, but now you are really earning your keep. Thanks!!

(ETA: I couldn't get the audio file to load, so I video'd it...not the best, but at least it will make sense.)

BTW-any guesses what he is really saying? It took us a couple days to figure it out.

1 comment:

Mango said...

the big express

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