So we've started trying time-out.
I'm not here to discuss discipline methods or what is right and wrong, I'm just trying to figure out what is right for us.
Now we're not above spanking. I got spanked. Mr. P got spanked and we both turned out fine. But... I don't think spanking is the answer for everything.
So we're trying time out.
Apparently BG goes in time-out at school, or has seen other kids do it because she totally knows what it is.
She'll go right into that corner and stick that little nose against the wall. Then she'll start side eyeing you. Based on how you appear during that side glance, she'll either start giggling, or crying. And when I say crying, I mean a break your heart "Mommy..." with a shaky bottom lip.
Oh yea. She's totally playing us.
But it's sort of working. After she gets out, she'll come running to us and say "I sorry Mama" or "I sorry Daddy" and we talk about why she went into time out. I think she gets it. I do.
Then tonight, she got popped on the bottom. It was actually a little play pop from Mr. P to tell her to get out of the fridge. It actually was more of an attention getter than anything. No sooner had he done it than she whipped around, pointed that little finger at him and said "Uh uh!!".
How do you keep a straight face with that?!?!?
She's a spit fire. That's for sure. And while I love her spirit, I know it has to be guided. So we're figuring out how... daily. By trial and error. Good times.
So time out. How do we keep her still in that corner. And how do we not laugh when she is such a ham?!? Even when she's getting in trouble!