Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ten seconds ago...

Marly: "JJ, put the pen back, please."

JJ: "No, Mom."

Marly: "JJ, put the pen back now, please."

JJ: "No!"

Marly: "JJ, I'm going to count to three. And then I'm going to take the pen away from you. One... two..."

JJ (terribly excited): "Three!"

This isn't supposed to be fun for him.


Angela James said...

I laughed because I remember Brianna doing this and dammit, it's hard not to laugh when they do. But they grow out of it and (sometimes) counting to three is very effective for us if we give the consequence of what happens when we get to three (as three itself doesn't seem to be that scary, lol).

A Little Of A Lot said...

*Tea sprays computer keyboard* OMG, sorry to laugh at you, but that's too darn cute and we've all been there.

And I agree w/ Angie. I counted to 3 this afternoon and 3, 11 y/o boys became very scared and very quiet.. it was awesome.
3 holds a lot of power.