You know what's impossible? Keeping two little boys in time out.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by FrenchHen, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    At the same time.
    And the youngest is just cute enough to know he's being naughty. He'll cock you a grin and try to get you to let him out early.

    Then he turns into a screaming banshee and earns another time out.

    Ain't parenthood great!
     
  2. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    The worst thing about a time-out can be if you realize AFTER you put them in their room that there's no lock on the door. [​IMG]

    So glad I'm past that. Although it was actually a lot easier when they were 4 than it is when they're 20...
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. It is. I've kept mine under control lately by reminding him that Santa won't come if your being bad. Yes it's early but getting closer and I use it to my advantage. [​IMG]
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    We were at the store last night, and a guy pushing a cart while on a wheelchair was next to us. I told the kids "go stand by the wall" when a look over a minute later, they're all lined up staring at the wall silent.....

    "no guys, you're not in trouble I just needed room to push the cart"

    The box boys thought it was funny as heck.
     
  5. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    I never got time out ~ I got an ole fashioned butt woopin'. Of course that was a long time ago, it worked.

    I have 9 nieces and nephews *some grown and married now* and a 25 yr old step-daughter ~ never saw time out work nor did 1 ....... 2.........3......, I mean it now 1........2.......3......

    Good luck!

    can't spell ~ [​IMG]
     
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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's not that hard, did you run out of duct tape? [​IMG]
     
  7. LA~Poulet

    LA~Poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOu need the elf on a shelf to remind them yearround! LOL!

    Time outs are tough-if they are old enough, I give tasks to complete, preferably related ones. (you push your brother into a puddle, you get to do the next load of laundry) that sort of thing.

    If they have been fighting with each other, making them hug or hold hands usually unites them (against you) [​IMG]
     
  8. LA~Poulet

    LA~Poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's hilarious!
     
  9. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Must be in the air tonight!
     
  10. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Devil spawn managed to lose his Halloween trick or treating 2 years in a row! Some kids just never learn.
     

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