September 21, 2005

Daddy Gets a Time Out?

When Mamaw was here, we were working on keeping the rooms clean. One of the items I was teaching Tater was to pick up his books and put them on his desk. This was mainly because he had started putting them on the floor. In the room he would go, off the desk the books would go. One day I laid down the law. Before he left the room, the books would all have to be on the desk. If I saw books on the floor he would get a time out.

Fast forward a couple of mornings. Mamaw walks by and sees a couple of books on the floor in Tater’s room. She quietly goes and gets Tater and tells him that he needs to pick up the books or he’ll get a time out. He goes in and picks up the books. He then proceeds to go out to the living room, up do his dad and in a loud voice say “Dad, if you leave books on the floor you get a time out. No books on the floor”.

Seems that Dad left the books on the floor after reading them to Tater the night before. Guess that means next time Dad was going to have get a time out if he didn't pick up those books.

Gotta love how kids announce to the world what is on their mind.

Posted by vw bug at September 21, 2005 06:26 AM | TrackBack

Actually, maybe you should give daddy a spanking... After he reads the stories to the kids and puts the books away! ;)

Posted by: Contagion at September 21, 2005 08:33 AM

Time out for leaving books on the floor? Gee, I'd be on permanent vacation...


Posted by: David at September 21, 2005 09:27 AM

Yeah, Contagion hit it... maybe Dad's trying for a time out and spanking. ;)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 21, 2005 11:00 AM

It is interesting to hear about anothers child shouting "rules, regulations, and ordering peple around"....thought Dash might have been the only one.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 21, 2005 11:12 AM

Daddy would probably love a time out! Come to think of it, so would I!! 40 minutes to myself sounds like heaven!!

Posted by: Marie at September 21, 2005 02:23 PM

Way to go, kid :)

Posted by: Lasciate at September 21, 2005 03:40 PM

*VW throws books on floor* Time out, PLEASE!

Posted by: sticks at September 21, 2005 04:31 PM

Yay! Time out. Is it against the time out rules to snooze while in said time out?

Posted by: oddybobo at September 21, 2005 04:42 PM

It's hard to snooze when the timeout is as long as your age... and for poor ol' Tater he only gets 3 minutes. On the other hand for me... 41 minutes... yep, I think I can snooze a while.

Posted by: VW Bug at September 21, 2005 05:53 PM