Time Out

06 Feb

Jeffrey had his first official time out on Sunday.

Appropriately enough, during the Super Bowl. He was crawling underneath mine and Brian’s legs (we were stretched out on the couch with our feet on the coffee table). He was babbling on and on about being in a “choo choo tunnel” when suddenly he stands up and bites my leg.

Ow! It took all I could not to scream more explicit words! He just stood there with this smug little look on his face and stared at me.

I know, I know, he’s two. But for goodness sakes, did it have to be such a violent uprising?

I took him to the “naughty spot” ie. the bottom of the stairs, and held him down for two minutes. It took about a minute before he realized that it wasn’t a game and that I was mad.

Sometimes parenting is painful.


Posted by on February 6, 2008 in General


2 responses to “Time Out

  1. Kellie

    February 7, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Putting Morgan in the cool down spot is AWFUL. It doesn’t always work and she thinks it’s a game. Her new thing? Pinching. Sometimes when she’s mad and other times she does it why she’s lovey and we’re holding her.

    Can’t say I love it.

  2. Rachel

    February 7, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Man, Alyssa been getting time-outs ALOT here lately! Terrible freakin twos!


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