Monday, November 19, 2007

Madge Monday

We had our first major clash in which TV-removal played a part in the punishment. Coco hasn't quite figured it out yet, but he's been indirectly punished, too, since our apartment is too small to let him watch and not her.
Her attitude has skyrocketed recently and we're trying to take it down a few notches. But, man, it's not easy, since I'm essentially hearing my own smartassiness out of a younger, female mouth. Oops.
Recently, for example, Coco apologized to her.
Coco: I'm sorry.
Madge: Sorry for what?
Daddy: Aw, c'mon. He's apologizing. Now you're just being mean.
Madge: Well, that's what you say to me.
Daddy: Well, that's when I'm being mean.
Daddy: Sorry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe there was more than one thing that Coco should have been sorry for. Isn't it a nice reinforcement to say what you are really sorry for, it makes one think and not just say the words. The punished TV child could always play it the bedroom or in the loooong hall. Mama