Posted by Joke at 4:20 PM
--erica posted at 2:14 AM, February 25, 2006
That is a depressing start to the weekend. Don't they realize when THEY are grounded..we are too :(
Joke posted at 6:43 AM, February 25, 2006
Once things had calmed down I said this very thing to him also. (Good call, BTW)
But the Lord hath heard mine plea and, to underscore He is in agreement, hath given us a most rainy weekend.
Thus endeth the comment.
Sarah Louise posted at 11:34 AM, February 25, 2006
Hey, if it works, work it! I only just now noticed your post title. Check out my new meme!
BabelBabe posted at 12:01 PM, February 25, 2006
I had a moment with my boys in the coffee shop recently, and it was like time stood still and *everyone* waited to see if the Mama would follow through on her threat to pack up and leave if they did NOT sit still and be quiet for a minute while I got hot chocolates. I would have, absolutely. But I did not have to. Thank God. Because *I* wanted my coffee too. But you gotta follow through.
I am many things but a cupcake is not one of them.
Joke posted at 1:38 PM, February 25, 2006
An empty threat is an engraved Crane's invitation to mayhem. Mind you, I am far more progressive than my Dad who would have thrashed me on the spot to the extent I would have suffered a near catastrophic buttock failure.
But, um, yeah.
P.S. Today he tried the puppydog look thing on TFBIM, knowing full well she feels guilty because she's been out all this time. It didn't work because Bad Daddy stood firm.
perceptive reader posted at 1:44 PM, February 25, 2006
I love how they play one parent against the other. Mine still do and they are in their 20s. Once a parent, always a parent.
Sarah Louise posted at 11:35 PM, February 25, 2006
I think it had something to do with being an only for ten years, but then again, I don't...I never pitted one against the other. Then again, I was a goody two shoes until I turned 16. I was never grounded. I don't think the sibs (now 23, 24) were either. I think we all three wish we had had the experience--I always hated that "We're really disappointed in you" chat. So good for you, J. Stand firm! Fight the good fight! And I am going to make hot chocolate and then fall into bed--I babysat for three children this evening--good ones, but still they did need that "it's 9:30, go brush your teeth!!" "It's after 9:30, go brush your teeth." "Go brush your teeth."
Poppy Buxom posted at 1:09 AM, February 26, 2006
I don't see where you get off calling yourself "bad daddy."
From where I'm sitting that sounds like "normal daddy."
Although around here, Daddy is a pushover and MOMMY is the one to fear.
Sarah Louise posted at 7:27 AM, February 26, 2006
Yeah, I'm with Poppy on this one. (the "not the bad daddy" part, not the "mommy is the one to fear" part)
I wonder if I'll be less of a pushover when I have kids...I'll tell you what, though, my kids will get grounded! None of this "I'm very disappointed."
Can you tell that's an issue with me?