Tuesday, August 04, 2009

This is point of no return

I used a threat to get my kids to do what I wanted.

Scenario#1: A certain child of mine was displaying a wee bit of attitude. I told her to knock it off and she crossed her arms and went "Hrmph!" I then proceeded to tell her that if she didn't cut it out then I didn't HAVE TO let her go to Safety Town the next day.

What kind of unfit mother threatens to take away her child's safety program??

Scenario #2: A certain other child of mine wouldn't stay in bed the other night. I put him back in bed no less than 5 times in about 45 minutes. I finally sat him down and bed, pulled out my pointy finger, and pointed in his little face and said "IF YOU DO NOT GET IN BED AND STAY IN BED I WILL CALL GRAMMIE THIS VERY MINUTE AND TELL HER SHE'S NOT ALLOWED TO COME OVER AND PLAY WITH YOU TOMORROW WHILE I'M AT WORK---AND DON'T THINK I WON'T DO IT CAUSE I WIIIIIIIIIIIIILL!" He blinked and replied "ok" then didn't utter another peep until morning.

Good thing neither of them called my bluff.


Grammie said...

My, my. Does that scenerio with a little boy sound like you at about that age? Need I say more? HUM?

Annie said...

Zip it, Ma.

Tori :) said...

HAHA! i'm so glad my mom hasn't yet figured out how to get to my blog.