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Time Out (Smarted)

Staci and I always talked about when came time to discipline Miloh we would be very careful about the whole counting to three thing. Watching Super Nanny (yeah I've watched it) and just knowing folks that don't actually do something on three made it really important that if we did it there would be consequences on three.

And now is when Miloh's trying to really test us... And he's showing his devilish side (some folks call it his Kenny side). So the counting started.

One morning I caught myself having to do the count. I just figured he'd back down at two and we'd be all good.

Then I was caught off guard when I hit three. So time out it was (a super small one where he sits in the corner and we tell him why he's in the corner).

I'm not sure exactly what he did... It was probably something like sitting on a drum, feeding the dog people food, stepping in the dog water bowl multiple times or whatever.

The problem is that he doesn't care... He's too smart. He just sits there knowing it will be over soon. Like an angel he sits quietly, looks at us, waits it out and goes on his way.

And then there was today... This time it was putting his foot in the water dish many after being asked not to.

So I sat him down put him in his time out space and started, "One..." and then I heard a quiet little, "two" followed by a "three."

And so we've lost. And he's proven he's smarter than us.

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  1. Our time out location is the laundry room. You're welcome.

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  2. Oh man, I'm glad Isaiah isn't there yet.

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