03 March 2011

Forgetful Mommy

This morning, I had to give EC a time out. She was throwing a shoe. I gave her a warning - to no avail. She did it again and off to timeout she went.

She sat wailing on the sofa that it was too early for a timeout. No kidding!

After her allotted time, I went over to wrap up timeout. Explain why she was there. Ask her to apologize for what she did - "sorry for throwing a shoe." Explain that if she does it again, she'll get a timeout again. Then I give her a hug and tell her that I love her. This is her favorite part of time out, obviously.

I grabbed her and hugged her tight and said, "I love you, L."

"I'm E," she said.

I felt very small.

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