Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Who Is This Really Punishing?

If you hit me with your shoe on Monday, you get no TV on Tuesday. A painful consequence, to be sure. As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I realized I would also miss having those cartoons come morning!

My newest addition to our routine is no TV between 10-4, but upon rising in the morning, we really like Mickey's Clubhouse.

Ah well, maybe next time I won't get hit with a shoe when it's time to go home from the park! Here's hoping.


Jenifer said...

If the shoe or punishment fits..tee hee. It is always worse on the parents I think.

nikkis30by30 said...

I agree that it's always worse on the parents. I will ground A for a day and all I will hear is "Can I be ungrounded yet?" to which I reply "If you ask me again I will add a day every time it comes out of your mouth" thus resulting in a full week battle of her not being able to leave the house, etc. Needless to say, if I now threaten the grounding, she shapes up. We'll see if it works with the other two.

Another thing I have found to work is if I tell one child no tv, the others aren't punished along with them. The others are allowed to watch while the punished one must go back to their room and find something else to do. Just a thought.

Alpha DogMa said...

I threaten to make them watch grown up TV. Martha Stewart is a weapon that ensures child compliance in these parts.

Michelle said...

ouch! Hope that was a lesson learned!

Mad said...

I simply cannot live without having her watch TV in the morning and then a bit more while I am cooking dinner. TV is never for her. It is always for me. Yes, there must be better punishments.