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He made me laugh as I was trying to get him to understand what he had done, and why he needed a spanking. I was rolling. I just couldn't spank him while laughing. What would you do?
hahahahahahahahahaHe had responded inappropriately to his mother's instruction -- he threw a fit, so to speak. I was trying to explain that obedience includes attitude (on a 3-year old level, of course), and he kept saying in a forlorn, half-cry, "but I stopped crying, but I stopped crying."
Not so funny in text form. But if you'd been here, you just could not have kept your composure.
5 minutes later, he responded to something I said, "yes ma'am." I said, "I'm not a ma'am". Without missing a beat, he said, "Are you sure?"
Gain my composure and go back and discipline my child, then go in the other room away from my child and bust a gut..He made me laugh as I was trying to get him to understand what he had done, and why he needed a spanking. I was rolling. I just couldn't spank him while laughing. What would you do?
as a parent, your going to need to learn to be or your kids will walk all over you.The "go to your room and I'll be there in a minute" advice appears to me the most helpful. But for those of you who said, "maintain your composure," I'm sorry -- I'm not that strong.
Hahaha! When my niece was little she would say "See it?" but it sounded like the "derogatory term for poopoo" only drawn out. So you know how kids are....she wanted you to see EVERYTHING....oh, brother!We've all been there. The hard part can come later, when they think they've got your funny button and try to do the same thing on purpose.
We were driving along with my precious little 2 year old son one time when he heard the derogatory term for poopoo. Well, this sweet little boy just blurted it out. His endearing grandmother, my mother, busted a gut. Well, that got him thinking he was the most clever little two year old on the planet, so the expletive came out repeatedly, like a semi-automatic. The situation was all but hopeless. After a short time of low grade chaos, we simply told him to stop and he did. When next he uttered it we had a talk and I don't think he's used the word since.
Cute kid, eh?
don't be..and I'm sorry my post offended you, that certainly was not my intent..Okay, now I'm sorry I started the thread.
I wasn't meaning to come across as presumptuous, that you don't discipline your children. I was just sharing things I have witnessed happening with parents who don't. More to stress the why we shouldn't give in to those little things..especially when our children are so young in age, when we can be more tempted to do so..But a few of you are presumptuous enough to lecture me on not getting walked over by my kids.
I understand, it could happen to anyone..If anything, my tendency is in the opposite direction. I have to be very careful not to crush my children.
I understood, and wasn't reading to much into it..and most all kids, no matter their age try desperately to get out of being spanked..You read too much into the situation. Secondly, we're talking about a 3 year old who was desperate to get out of a spanking.
Again, I really do understand, however, I've seen first hand kids use to learn to manipulate their parents using this tactic..it doesn't start out as 'trying' to be funny..it just is..like in your situation..however, it had a desired effect..He wasn't trying to be funny. But what he was doing was hysterical. I simply could not help laughing.
I wasn't meaning to rebuke, just share things I've witnessed first hand..But I don't appreciate the suggestion that I don't discipline my children or get walked over. Since we are into giving advice beyond what is asked for, might I suggest that you read a thread carefully, and approach a person carefully in any rebuke you offer. Otherwise, you come off condescending.