Isn't is amazing how a just turned two year old can get that evil grin and just wreck everybody's world in a matter of a few seconds? He had managed to kick one of the other daycare girls, and the he hit her sister and then while eating supper he decided that he was done and was going to share the rest of his food by throwing it at the other four kids.
Now, by this time I already had a headache, my knee was killing me, my back really needed a major rest and my shoulder was on fire and I have little mini fighter picking on the girls and then smiling from ear to ear about it. Ugg!
Well, I whipped out my handy dandy Time Out pad on him for the first time since I started keeping him eight months ago. I don't think that he liked that very much because when he tried to get up it plays this loud beeping sound and he would put his little tush right back down on it. I couldn't help but snicker under my breath and try not to make my little evil grin.
I bought this a year or so ago from Amazon.com and I have to admit that I love it. I have used it a few times and it works much better than a chair because if they get up the beeping starts and they sit right back down till their time is up.
Needless to say little man's smirkly little evil grin was gone and I hope knows I now mean business and I think that the third time on the timeout pad was the charm.
Now lets just hope that he remembers it next time when I ask him, "Do you want to sit in time out?" Hopefully he doesn't look at me, grin and say "Yes."
The timeout that I may need if he continues this behavior is a nice long timeout with my hubby on a weeks long vacation somewhere away from kids!
You can get this for $18.83 from Amazon.com
Here are some of the features of this product:
- Simple to use pressure pad with built in timer helps parents monitor time outs
- Adjustable timer from 1-to-5 minutes
- Visual countdown and audio function
- Includes free positive parenting guide
- Suitable for children 2 years and up