It’s Fat Tuesday, which for me means trying to eat fast food 7 times today, drink a case of Dr. Pepper and be as lazy as possible. My Lenten sacrifice is going to be giving up the fast food, pop and working out every day. Wish me luck.
As for the kids, I hope they give up a few things too. Last weekend, we celebrated Stubby’s birthday. The kids earned the first real discipline of their little lives as they were forced to miss his birthday dinner on Friday. Friday morning we were getting excited to go to Dudley’s for his birthday dinner and watch WSU hoops. The kids must have got a little too excited because at nap time they were holy terrors.
They never went to sleep during their entire nap time. They fought, played and basically yelled the entire time. With about an hour left of nap time, I got Moni up because I had to run to the grocery store. I went into their room, threatened them that if they didn’t lie down and be quiet, we weren’t going to go to Stubby’s birthday party. I left and when I got back home, Moni was in their room and the boys were all sitting against the wall while Moni was cleaning.
After I had left, they took their sheets off of the mattresses, pissed all over them and Laine had taken off his pants, removed the vent from the floor and pooped down it. Needless to say, it stunk and the kids were in BIG trouble. I had just changed the sheets and cleaned their blankies so that was a waste chore.
They were not very happy, but they got an entire afternoon/evening time-out. They were really mad when Moni went to Stubby’s birthday party and we all stayed home and watched the game. They kept begging me to turn it to Sprout, but every time they would talk, I would say, “Be quiet. You are in time-out.” The boys sat on the couches and Danna was on the rocking chair from 4-7:30. I think the extended time-out worked because we haven’t had a problem at naptime/bedtime for the past 4 days…knock on wood.
Pius in timeout…pretty sad about it.
Forrest…probably was the most angry…that’s not a fake face.
Danna is shocked she got into trouble from Daddy.
Laine with his tale between his legs…he knew he had done something wrong.
The kids did get to go the next day to Chico’s for dinner for Stubby and I think they learned their lesson. Since our 3 hour time-out they have acted a lot better. I think that was the first time they realized they missed out on something because of how they acted, so hopefully they will behave a little better when we threaten to take something away.
Picture of us administering a timeout.
Other than all of that, it was a great week. I hope next week’s post is another “uneventful week” post.
Billy, Moni, P, F ,D and L