Before I begin this post I am going to have to warn all of you fluffy, don't punish your kids type people. If you are one of those parents that try to reason with your kid, let them throw a temper tantrum in the middle of the grocery store because you don't accept the bathrooms are really for lighting up their asses and actually using the bathroom is only it's second purpose in life, or maybe you are one of those that fear the child protective services and therefore cave into your
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Now that I have all that out of the way I can continue.
I'm not sure what the hell has been going on around here lately. Whether it's just that mid hump of the school year; we are freaking tired of school mom; or maybe it's just the we have been indoors entirely too long due to the weather thing but it has been one thing after another in our house. First the boy got in trouble for just plain being a brat in school to a substitute teacher. It wasn't anything huge and honestly I laughed inside but since the principal got involved and had that big bad principal talk with him I had to lay out some punishment. I mean if you compared it to some of the stunts we did
Then the baby girl got in trouble not once but TWICE! This is VERY odd for her! The first time she had ME ramped up to the you are in so much trouble cause you majorly pissed mama off mode. She flat decided she wasn't going to do a test at school and wrote a bunch of BS answers down instead of doing the math problems. This along with an overall bad class day caused the teacher to break down in tears. Now, before you go there the teacher is not one of those wienie types. She is a good, strong character that just had enough of her class goofing off that
Now recall I said that baby girl got in trouble TWICE! The first was at the beginning of the week. The second was discovered by her daddy when he picked her up from violin practice. Come to find out the girl wasn't even trying to play. I mean seriously she just had her violin laying in her lap while the entire class plays. What a way to say "F" this right? (Gotta love her spunk though! hehehe)
Then this past week the 16 yr old skipped class and went to a boy's house. NICE right???? In order to keep myself from reliving my near stroke level of anger I will not go into further detail as that is not really the point of this post.
You may ask what type punishment did I lay out. Well, I figure each had to be something that would grab their attention. So, I made them do chores all weekend. And by chores I mean CHORES! I have so many things around this house that need to be done that have been neglected over the last several months due to my illness and I dished it on down the proverbial ladder. I mean there has to be some ups to being the mom right?
So, for the last 3 weekends one or the other kid was grounded and the chores list was handed over. Everything from cleaning the garage (assigned to the boy), cleaning baseboards (assigned to baby girl) to washing the dog (assigned to school skipper). I am sitting here this morning looking around the house and thinking DAMN! It's looking pretty good! The weeds are gone around the side of the house, the ceiling fans are dusted, the laundry room is organized/cleaned/presentable, bedrooms are straight, toilets cleaned and the guinea pigs have clean cages!
I can't help but admit that I am already making the next Ohhh!! You got in troooouuubllleeee list for the next offender.
My question now is what punishments do you use in your house? I mean give me some feedback here. I am generally interested in what you think, what you do, how you handle the crimes committed in your house?
Oh btw... here's a picture of my new wood floor that the hubs had to install recently to get out of the I can't believe you did that trouble he got himself into recently.
(I'm sure it won't be long before another room has new floors.