Friday, December 9, 2011

I don't know how I did it but I did. That just sounds weird.

I don't know how I did this but I did.  Yup, still sounds weird.  

Anyway, take a look at that picture down there.  My youngest kid went and stuck her head in the corner after she did the same bad thing about ten times in a row and I got sick of it.  She self-cornered.  

After I got all pissed and blew it, I said something along the lines of, "Gurl, now you've gone and done it.  Momma's mad.  How many times do I have to say NO?  You get yourself to that corner this instant and take a time out."  

And damned if she didn't march her little diapered ass over to that corner and plug her head between the two walls.

I know, they are two of the shortest walls, ever.   Think support beam and open concept.  

Pink prison garb comes standard at out house. 

Like a good mom I took a picture to immortalize it.  Maybe use it as a hand-out at her wedding or something.  I don't know.  And yes, I already know I'm going to hell.  Those of you ahead of me can save me a seat, not too close to the furnace though, you know how protective I am of my face with those big sun hats and all.  Go here if you want to see what I mean (scroll down a bit) and for the love of all things good and holy, stop checking out my ass.     


It would have been nice to know how I managed to self-corner this kid.  It would have been even nicer if I could have done this with my first two kids.  I'm a thinking it would have probably saved a good seven or eight years of fruitless yelling, bribing, cajoling and/or other awkward discipline moments but whatever.  

I'm still scratching my head.  How the fuck did I do that???

And that's how I'm going to end this post.  Just like that.  

I don't have anything else today except the start of a head-cold and the feeling that I have to go pee sooner than later.  

That should count for something, right?  



  1. My oldest has sent herself to time out on her own too. We must be doing something right!

  2. 1) That is such a pathetic and sad little picture it warms my heart. Her little head pressed against the corner. . . her chin on her chest. I imagine pouty little lip jutting out. . . *sniff*

    2) It reminds me, unfortunately, of the Blair Witch Project (see picture)

    3) Don't front. The reason this picture exists on your blog is NOT to highlight your love of hats. It's to show off your ass.

    4) I still haven't seen that link you referenced on twitter yesterday.

    5) Good blog!

  3. Oh my this is too damn cute.

    You can send me to my corner anytime just so I don't have to work anymore. can i bring a book?

  4. I saw the link for Jim (which for some reason I cant seem to type your name correctly. It keeps coming out Jum. So you'll just be Jum now k?)

    I love this picture. Both of my kids were like that. It's called "we hit mom's last nerve, RUN!" lol Tommy would run and hide under his blankets (STILL does that at 17!).

  5. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY in my house listens to me, and you have the nerve to post this without any clue whatsoever on how you accomplished this?? Not helpful.

    Still, a darn cute picture.

  6. @Angela--yay!!!

    @Jim--1.I'm not looking at that link. I don't want to freak myself out every time I look at my kid.
    2. Thanks for the call out, that stings. And for privacy sake my face and the kids are off limits. Can't really rail against the IEP team and crazy neighbors if I'm exposed.
    3. I posted about stalker mom several times but this about sums it up.

    @Peg--that's funny! My kids will go willingly now but ONLY IF they can bring the I-pad. No Deal.

    @Rhonda--that cracks me up. It reminds me of what we did when we were kids--right he door bell and RUN!!!

    @The Rambling Pages--thanks!

    @Flan--Bwaaahhh! Sorry man, if I had any idea I'd share. You gotta trust me on that!!!

  7. 1.) I'm amazed at your Mommy Super Powers. Hollywood should make a really bad, plot-less, big-budget blockbuster about you and release it next Memorial Day. You're THAT good.

    2.) This just reinforces the fact that I know NOTHING about NT kids. NOTHING.

  8. Oh my god...this pictures makes my hurt heart and smile at the same time. I would have taken a picture too. And I love that she's wearing in stripes - like a little prisoner.

    It does suck when mean mommy has to come out.

  9. That is an adorable picture. See? I said it. Now you can save me a seat in hell too ;-)

  10. I think she just took control of the situation. You're going to have a hand full when she gets bigger.

  11. No tears or nothing thrown at you? I'm so confused. No one in my house ever listens to me. Is that what normal kids do?

    Not only am I jealous that your child listens to you but I'm jealous of your ass. Now I'm going to go sit in my own corner and cry.

  12. Love that you took a picture! And yea, sometimes it just takes a few kids for us to learn things, I know it did with me

  13. That photos precious! I have a feeling she is going to send you to that corner sooner than later though for something!

  14. I just want to scoop her out of that self-imposed discipline!! She's so darn cute! I don't know what to think about the fact she did this to herself- except that I have this strange feeling of admiration and fear for both you and Rhonda!

    Me? I'm more like Flan - no one listens to me... well, sometimes - if my volume is at max level, people might skulk away and then I'm left standing there alone...

  15. How DID you do that??? Time outs in my house are a joke. A JOKE AND NOBODY'S LAUGHING. Now I'll go click the link and not look at your ass :)

  16. @Grace--bwaaahh, I think they still buy I have eyes in the back of my head. I'm not telling if they still believe it.

    @AutismWonderland--you said it, I can't stand being mean mommy!

    @Mom2LittleMiss---OK, you of all people will not be in hell. Me sure, but you? No way!!!

    @Mike--I'm afraid of that.

    @Allie--I may join you. I tired again today and she looked at me like I was high and screamed at the top of her lungs. Little turd.

    @Emmy--third times the charm I guess.

    @Andrea--yeah, she got me today and screamed her head off. I still can't hear well out of my right ear.

    @Karen V.--she got me back today and didn't listen to a damn thing I said. Whatever I did was fleeting. Damnit.

    @karensomethingorother--It went pear shaped today when I tried it. Looked at me like I was higher than a kite and screamed at the top of her lungs. And I'm cracking up. Totally OK to look appreciatively. I'd move the comment but Blogger scares me if I dig too deep. Yeah, I'm a chicken like that.

  17. Terrible Twos are so very confusing, aren't they? Of course, my son is still in his terrible twos. He's four now.

    Anyway, I hope that you took advantage of the quiet while you could!

  18. As the Super Nanny would say, after time out kid apologizes and mom gives hug and kisses so there are no hard feelings associated.

    Seems you are doing fantastic.

  19. Wow... how DID you manage to do that? I mean the little cutie even has her head bowed in repentance!

    Too cute....

    xx Jazzy

  20. You definately should use that picture in the future. I'm thinking high school will be a perfect time to dig it out.

    BTW- If my butt looked like that, I'd be saying, "Go ahead, check out my ass!"


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