Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Oh, Snap!

Peyton learned this past week how to snap not one, but both sets of fingers. Instead of announcing his presence by the general loudness that is his mouth, now all you hear is just snap, snap, snap. Which, by the way, is a welcome change, although I'm sure we'll grow tired of it as well. He snaps all day long. Snap, snap, snap. (Snap looks and sounds really funny if you say it over and over. Go on, try it.) Snap, snap, snap. ha ha

On the other hand, we are implementing a new discipline plan tonight. Peyton has gotten pretty mouthy lately, the whole copycat thing and just generally being a pain in the rear. So, after work, I am going to the local Targe't and buying a timer. From here on out, he receives one warning, after that, the timer is set for 5 minutes and he goes to time out. While in time out, no one will speak with him and he will NOT be allowed to go to the bathroom, which strangely enough every time he goes to time out, he has the most urgent need to pee. Imagine that. Hopefully, this will force him to use the brain God gave him to think rather than act like he was raised in a barn. I'll let you know how it goes.


Chelle said...

There is a lot more fantasy in the movie but it follows the book pretty closely.

TSM said...

Snap snap SNAP!

I thought it was the cutest thing when my munchkins learned to snap. Thankfully, their snap-filled days were few and snapping was quickly replaced with other tomfoolery.

Enjoy your snapping-good-times!

Dixie said...

Time out just doesn't work with my little girl. She just sits there singing, like it's fun to be up there on the naughty stool.

Csara said...

At what age did you start using time-outs? I have a 20 month old - is that the right age?

Smiling Mom said...

Time outs work great with my little guy! He's 2.5 and we've been using them for over a year. Stay strong, he'll try to wear you down. :-)