Monday, July 28, 2008

When Time-Outs are Fun

I think my discipline tactic needs to be re-thunk. It is possibly a bad sign when you find that your daughter has emptied the entire contents of your purse all over the front hall, including opening the change purse in your wallet and scattering the loose change from wall-to-wall, and you say "No! This is a big mess, this is mommy's stuff--you don't touch, go sit in time out!" and she says "OK!" and proceeds to trot over to the stairs and plop down, smiling and saying in a sing-song voice "I am in tiiiiiiime out, tiiiiime out. Mommy says tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime out"

Where have I gone wrong?