Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Series of Events

Two things happening here:
Trying to take a picture of the happy bouncing boy
Playing with the settings on my camera. Here, no flash.
Here is a terrible picture, but so so you see what's going on. Hope keeps stepping in front of me so that I can't take his picture. She does this all the time right now. It doesn't matter if I have just taken 80 pictures of her, she doesn't want me to take 1 of Noah. I tell her to step out of the way and I will take her picture again in just a minute.
Back to the flash on, automatic settings because I can't figure my camera out for the life of me.
Super Baby!
I go to find Hope, who is now pouting in the chair. I take her picture, as promised.
Then, the sass gets out of control. She starts fussing at me. So, I take a Barbie out of her room. This is the biggest form of punishment these days. Not only do I take it, I put it on top of the microwave where she can clearly see what she is missing. Oh, and I don't take the naked barbies with scraggly hair. No no, I take the very beautiful, highly favored ones. Today, I chose Sleeping Beauty. Her attitude immediately changed for the better once she saw me looking for another one...

I don't know what to do about her sass. I told John that if we don't nip it in the bud right now, she is going to turn out exactly like me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is exactly what we do with Addy. Time outs never worked.. and even the occasional spanking doesn't do it. What hurts her the most is taking away her 'treasures' which right now includes jewelry, or barbies. Good luck!