Sunday, March 29, 2009

Crime and Punishment


The other day, the kids were playing outside on the swing set (you know, before the March blizzard of '09), and Ellis saw Marley pushing Lucy down while they were up on the slide. In what I think was a stroke of disciplining genius, Ellis made Marley have a timeout that involved writing down all the reasons why pushing her little sister off the slide was a bad idea. Here's what she came up with:

1. Bekus Lucy will haf too go too the Hosobl.

2. Bekus Lucy will hav a brokin lag.

3. Bekus Lucy will be hrt.

4. Bekus Lucy will kri.

5. Bekus she will be sad.

She had written each reason on a separate little sheet of paper, and then she stapled (and taped) them all together in a small booklet for our reading pleasure.

9 comments:

Jenni said...

Genius, Ellis.

That is priceless!

Megan said...

Impressive idea, Ellis. I may have to use it on my children! I love that she "published" her answers. :D

Tay Jo! said...

gotta love little girls!! speaking of which, i may live on the other side of the valley (ugh!) but i still want to come babysit!

Aubrey said...

Ray and I agree that Ellis is a parenting genius. Would you like two more?

Jami said...

Taylor, sold! You're welcome to come babysite anytime you feel the inspiration to do so (or even when you're not feeling so inspired . . . we're here for you).

Aubrey, does Ellis want two more? Not especially. Do I? Well, maybe not two, but I could use another baby maybe. If only I didn't have to be pregnant to get one . . .

Ryan and Heather Moss said...

Hilarious! I love how she sounded everything out. And you can't go wrong with Calvin & Hobbes. Good stuff.

Beeta and Peeps said...

Hey you! Are you done with the blogging world? I want to hear about you and your big move. How's life? We need to catch up. Your girls are so cute! I miss you!

Carillisa said...

I love visiting your blog to find that your last post was a few months ago. It makes me feel somewhat normal. I should post more, but why, Jami can do it! And besides you have more interestingly cute things to say...

Not forgotten.

Laura F said...

I agree! I love your blog and I'm dying to hear about your move. Are you guys there yet?