Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Punishment

So I decided after the post last night that I had to think fast.. reallly fast. I figure a 3 and 4 year old are much like a puppy... If you don't punish right away they don't know what they are getting in trouble for. So last night we did most of their night time routine.. climbed into bed.. and talked about it. They knew what they did was wrong. So they lost their night time song. and then today when we got home they had to call and apologize to Bah (their grandma) for being bad while she was here. She was absolutely horrified that i did that. But I figure that if I can say if mommy was here would have acted that way? and the answer is No. and then I ask then why did you? and the response is i don't know or because... they knew that what they did was wrong. And if they knew what they did was wrong then they needed to understand that that is unacceptable! How else will they ever learn that its not okay to be that way.. right? I said that I know when I was a child I NEVER would have been able to get away with that... I would have had a punishment too. So the question i say is this... When did society get to the point that its acceptable for kids to act that way? It wasn't when I was a kid... and further more.. At what point do you think your grandkids shouldn't be punished?? lol.. must just be when you become a grandma! But I stand by my decision. They needed to take the consequence for their action.

4 comments:

Lainey-Paney said...

Gage gets away with a lot more around the grandparents than he does around here...that's for sure!

Diane said...

OK, it's time for the grandma rebuttal. It was heartbreaking to me to hear their little voice spot out the I'm sorries! I cried. I've been dually punished for sure!! The unfair part was that it appears the aliens had returned their little minds to their little bodies too! These weren't the pods I'd been with over the LONG weekend. So unfair. I hope their flies a space ship tonight were two little pods are feeling the sting of my wrath for having played such a cruel trick on my grandbabies. And if you pods are reading this... the answer is firm. no!

Tracy said...

Hey I thought I left a comment on this post? Where is it? Did it go in the donkey door? (read my newest blog post to know why I just asked that question)
I think you did a good job with the punishment. Maybe you should make then use their allowance to send your mom flowers and beg for forgiveness too.

Pokey Puppy said...

oh thats a good one! unfortunately they are to little for allowance.. They have learned their lesson... I hope!! lol.. or at least for this time!