Pin It After two hours of trying to get the girls in bed, I lost my patience last night. I told them to pick a punishment, or I would. This is something we do occasionally that usually works pretty well - then it's less of an "I'm mad at you thing," and more of a "You broke our rule, you have to have a punishment" thing.
Last night they came up with a number of suggestions for punishments they thought would fit the bill. A few were a little harsh, I thought, including this one:
There were a few others we rejected, for a variety of reasons...
Abby: "No more doughnuts, EVER"
Sarah: "Send Abby to live next door"
Abby: "No wearing skirts ever, ever, EVER"
Sarah: "Sleep in the basement alone"
Abby: "No more fruity pebbles, EVER"
I knew we had a winner after Abby suggested that I put their "special blankies" away for the night, and they made these faces: