Archive for the time out Tag

I’m Not Raisin’ No Damned Play Doh Eating, Disrespectin’ Jerk

Except, it seems I am. I am having a difficult time controlling Mac. Maybe I shouldn’t be thinking of it as control, exactly?   Call it what you will, I fear he’s becoming a disrespectful little punk. It’s a phase right?  He’ll grow out of it? Except what if he doesn’t? I can’t chance it. We NEED an effective behavior
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There WILL Be CONSEQUENCES?! Do You Hear Me?!

Quite possibly the biggest parenting struggle I’m having these days involves CONSEQUENCES. I’m trying not to raise a complete jerk. And that seems to necessitate a lot of effort on MY part. Mac is by all accounts a pretty great kid.  Overall, we ask a LOT of him on a routine basis, and he listens well.  We praise him lavishly
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Am I Wrong? OR Am I Wrong?

Yesterday was a bit trying. I’m guessing the kid’s teeth are bothering him. . .And he’s two. . .And I’m becoming very pregnant and tired AND SOBER . .AND it was a dreaded running night. . .and nearly 100 degrees. . . So conditions were prefect for one or all of us to completely lose our shit. And we didn’t
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Public Enemy No. 1

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS TODDLER?! He’s about three feet tall, weighs about 30 lbs.  Has unruly dark blonde hair, blue-green eyes.  Chubby, fast  hands.  Ankle sock suntan lines and likely has one hand wedged down the back of his shorts. He’s wanted for the reckless taunting and torture of household pets.   If you see the suspect, please do not
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Another Stellar Parenting Moment: “I Choose. . .”

Did you miss me?! Doubtful. I had no idea I was going to be MIA for so long!  I started painting the baseboard trim on the main floor of the house last week and realized just how much the entire place needed a fresh coat of paint.  So I sent my Mother a text mentioning that I could use some
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Hey Everybody, Mac Learned a New Trick!

This kid of mine. . .I’ll tell you what, there’s no limit to the places he’ll go in this world! He clearly has the perseverance and stamina to pursue even the most difficult of challenges. He’s unstoppable! And that is exactly why he has me positively insane. Thanks to his ingenuity and relentless pursuit of things he shouldn’t be touching,
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