PHINES FAMILY UPDATE
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July 09, 2008

I HAVE FINALLY FOUND IT!!!

I have finally found something that will work with disciplining Jake. Of course he still will probably end up in the corner for hours at a time, 90 times a day..but hopefully this will help a little LOL.

It all started with JT laying on the floor and Jake riding his bike like a crazy man. He came tearing around the corner and proceeded to run over JT's hand (so I was told...I was folding laundry) I hear JT SCREAMING at Jake "WATCH WHAT YOU ARE DOING, THAT HURTS!!!" Then JT crying...now when JT cries he is really hurt. So time to intervene.

Me...What happened

JT (while sobbing)...Jake ran over my fingers, look!

Sure enough he sure did LOL.

Me...Jake you need to watch where you are driving and be a little more careful.

Jake...BE QUIET AND STOP BEING SO MEAN TO ME!!!!!!!

Me...Now Jake you need to stop that attitude or I will take your bike away (and never return it heheheeheh)

Jake...DON"T TOUCH MY BIKE...ITS MINE AND YOU ARE MEAN TO ME!!!!

Ok now when does a little be more careful warrant a full-blown temper tantrum??? I LOVE 3 yr olds LOL.

Jake....Imagine now kicking his bike, slamming his hand on his handlebars and screeching at me.

For those of you that actually know Jake, know that he is the worlds best tantrum thrower. It is actually rather funny to watch, except for the fact that he is my child and well that is just not acceptable in my house. Sooooo

Me...pick him up off his bike... grab the bike and take it outside. (yes my kids ride inside LOL) Jake you can not throw fits like that and you may have your bike back after nap.

Now really what was I thinking saying the nap word???? I really must have wanted a challenge this morning because that word is like a dirty word in this house LOL.

Jake..."GIVE ME MY BIKE BACK NOW!!! I NOT TAKING NAPS TODAY OR MORROW"

Me..."Go to your room until you calm down and can talk to me like a big boy"

10 minutes later....

Jake..."Mom I a big boy now...I have my bike back now?"

Me..."Not until after lunch (notice no NAP LOL) "

Guess what he was fine with that!!! Ok so now seriously can someone PLEASE tell me how to rewire a 3 yr olds brain...they seriously need to come with instruction manuals on how to rewire brains at 3, 7, 11, and 13-16 LOL. We went from a simple be a little more careful to a full blown bike removed and in trouble situation LOL. A simple "Yes Maam" Would have been suficient, but I guess we must like drama here.

He has now been a wonderful little boy and keeps reminding me he is a big boy so he can have his bike. I have finally found the key to his behavior for the next 2-3 days...then I will be in search of something else again I am sure. At least I know the next few days will be a lot less of a challenge LOL.

2 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

you forgot to ad 20 and 21 years too... oh have mercy What I would not give some days to deal with the drama of a 3 yr old... sigh... trade you all your little ones of my one 16 yr old... just for a week :D LOL
Hugs

My boys are Army Brats said...

My house isn't designed in way the kids would have any fun riding inside. Besides that they are like wild men on their bikes. Korbin now stands up when he's riding his two wheeler and Tayton has learned to have awesome control over his green machine!

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