Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thwarted Thievery

I have come to understand, the hard way, that a two-year-old does not appreciate her sneaky efforts being thwarted. Today Toddler came to the realization that the Goldfish had been moved to another, Top Secret location. It did not go over well. As most things do not when they are not product of the Mastermind.

 Timeout has proven to be a somewhat ineffective method of curbing this sort of behavior. It seems "timeout" has become a safe haven. If there is ever a problem that she knows will result in a punishment the common response is, "timeout, please!?" to avoid any further corrective action. This puts me at a bit of a loss. I can't have her voluntarily attending timeout. That mirrors the same issue as purposely sinning and then asking forgiveness. Conundrum, this one.

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