Sunday, March 27, 2011

creating guilt may be the best form of discipline

Nile had been acting out since Aaron came home from work. He had 3 timeouts within about 1/2 hour, and they obviously were not working. I just happened to be cutting up an onion when Nile came into the kitchen. He saw the tears in my eyes and started tearing up himself. He is so sorry he was naughty and will NEVER be naughty again. And I've gotten 100 kisses. Whatever works, right? Guess I should make dinner more often.

call off the search party

BREAKING NEWS: After a weekend long search, Nile miraculously "found" his glasses in the waaaay back of the cupboard under the bathroom sink. When I asked him why they were back there he said "cause that's the only place you didn't look!"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

after a day of "reflection"

Nile made an announcement this evening as my parents were leaving.  He told us that Sunday isn't his least favorite day anymore. He (very seriously) said, pushing his glasses up on his nose,
"I don't mind going to church anymore.  Cause I realize that some kids don't get to go to church.  They want to go but can't.  But they know that I really need it more, so I get to go.  So now I like Sundays."
Hmmmm....he did get into trouble a lot today (including getting taken out of church by dad for coloring on the pew)...so maybe he did use all of his "time outs" to reflect on his mistakes...or maybe he is just kissing up...we will see what happens next Sunday.