Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Modern Parenting


Travis, my sweet boy who never does anything wrong (ha!), upped my parenting game the other day. Tamila was babysitting him while I was at work and he was refusing to listen to her. Besides being his normal crazy self, the most aggregious thing he had done was to dump the toy basket all over the living room. And Travis, being Travis, refused to pick it up. Tamila called me out of desperation and I did my best to threaten him over the phone to no avail. So what's a mother to do? Write the threat down, make angry eyes and take a pic to send to him of course.

Did it work? You betcha! What's even more amazing is that he can't even read yet! (Which makes sense when you realize not all of my message made the pic.) I guess it was the new text threat format and the angry eyes that did it!

(And no, those aren't curlers on my head: that's just the Lighthouse sign behind me.)

--Laurel

6 comments:

Sarah B. said...

First of all glad to know I wasn't the only person who was thinking ...why would she be wearing curlers out of the house?...lol. And very creative with the parenting skills.

johnsonandjohnson said...

very clever. I'm going to have to remember that one.

The Williams Family Blog said...

ha, i like it!

World of Wright said...

you are genius!!!

Kazul said...

I, too, thought curlers! And am VERY impressed with your solution! Laurel is the MOM!

Terri said...

I'll have to remember that one! I didn't think they were curlers, I thought you had an orange beaded hair band holding a super high side ponytail.