Scene unfolds in the Stoner house on Thursday morning.
Mia calls from entryway, “Mommy, can’t reach it. Help me.”
Joy answers from kitchen, “Coming…what do you need to reach?”
Joy, grabbing the timer off the front door (where it lives for easy access since this is the time-out zone at the entry rug), “What do you need the timer for?”
“My ducky in time out.”
Joy, noticing “Ducky” sitting on the rug with his back to the door, “Your ducky is in time out?”
Mia, pushing the timer buttons, “Yeah”
“What did he do?”
“He touch my snack.” Apparently we take food seriously at this house.
A few minutes later, Mia sits on rug holding Ducky and telling him calmly “Ducky, you touch my snack. We don’t do that.”
Soon after, Mia comes bounding in the kitchen holding Ducky and excitedly says “Mommy! Ducky no touch my snack again!!”
“He’s not going to touch your snack again? You talked to him about that?”
Good. I hope he doesn’t have to go to time out again.
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Not sure if I should be impressed that she knows how to carry out the steps of a time out or appalled that she knows how to carry out the steps of a time out. Either way, guess it’s clear what we do quite a bit of around here.
And what does it say that she’s putting Ducky in time-out for touching her food? I mean, at least he did something but still.
Every day is exciting with that girl around…