February 25, 2009

WW-Discipline vs. Momma- Round 107

I have learned many things since becoming a Momma 7 years ago. Some things I am fabulous at and other things, well, not so much.

I am great at doing Lego and making creations out of multi-coloured playdoh. I am awesome at storytime because I can animate my voice for each character in the story. I am good at cuddling and watching television shows that I absolutely hate just because I want to relax with my kids. I am good at preparing meals that provide a balance of nutrition...or are full of bad stuff but make my kids smile.

I am not so good at discipline. I can yell like no one else. I can send my kids to their rooms. I can even explain why they were sent to their rooms in the first place. But being creative and teaching them while disciplining them I suck at. Big time. This is how creative I got yesterday after Mr. Attitude was sent to his room for being disrespectful.

I MADE MY CHILD WRITE LINES!





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14 comments:

Melissa said...

I share the same feelings...I have such a hard time with that!! And the thing that stinks even more is that even when I make the kids write sentences, they enjoy it...so even that doesn't work!! :)

namaste said...

Totally with you here!

Missy said...

I had mine write the Ten Commandments 10 times before. Yeah, I'm not so creative either.

Heatherlyn said...

Actually, dicipline is really difficult as a parent. I've considered making my kids write lines. I think it's a good idea for certain things. I'd like to think that it makes THEM think.

Brenda said...

I will not tell a lie" was the first line I made my kids write!

Elaine A. said...

As soon as mine can write... ; )

Carebear said...

I love this idea! And i REALLY love how he only wrote the big word on the very last sentence! Cute. Aren't you clever? And thanks for your comment on my diaper disaster. I actually found it very amusing. Annoying, yes, but also pretty funny!

Nina said...

We do what we have too.... LOL.

If you get it figured out let me know, my six year old is growing an attitude quickly.

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

rofl i never have had speedy write lines just cause i really never thought of it.

i have made her write apology letters but not lines.

i think i might have to get on it

Amber said...

HA! As a teacher I would occassionally have the students do that. Now I have a 2 1/2 year old who makes time outs seem like fun. UGH! Hubby and I are taking a class at church called Setting Limits. It's working!! Check out my blog for details.
www.mamasmiracles.blogspot.com

ParentingPink said...

I support ya mama!

angie said...

I've only done this once and it worked. I need to implement it again. Thanks for the reminder! :)

girlytwins said...

I think it's very creative LOL. If my girls could only write :)

Jen said...

if it got your point across, then AWESOME!