I miss the timeout chair

Posted on October 25th, 2011

There are certain things I miss about Junior being young. Oh, some of them are obvious. I miss the smell of a freshly washed baby. I miss the silky cheek he used to let me touch. I miss the way he

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5 Responses to “I miss the timeout chair”

  1. OneMommy Says:

    Love the last line!
    We have a time out corner… The 4 year old HATES to be put in it. I think the 2 1/2 year old needs more time there… ha ha… before he gets too old for it. Sigh.

  2. Laurie Says:

    Hi OneMommy! Don’t worry. Someday they will have phones :)

    I was talking to Harry last night about this and he said, “don’t you remember Thanksgiving?” Our timeout chair was a chair in the dining room. And the first time we had Thanksgiving =, Junior freaked out when Harry sat in the “timeout chair” to eat dinner with a bunch of friends and family.

    Timeout chairs have a special power :)

  3. Jennifer Says:

    I was starting to lose hope as my pre-teen son gets older. As I was reading along on this article I was starting to think “what am I gonna do!?!?!” – then you brought up the phone. Great idea! Thanks!

  4. Liz Says:

    Hey guys do not get to excited about taking away the phone. I did that a couple of times with my kids. Turned out it ended up driving my crazy because I could not call them when they were out. And if you only take it away when they are in the house they just jump on the computer. Now they do hate it the first couple of times but then of course they are teenagers and they immediately know how to push our buttons.

  5. Laurie Says:

    Hi Jennifer! Hi Liz!

    @Jennifer, yeah, but Liz brings up some good points. And I realized that last week, despite taking away his phone, I gave it back when he went to school! So, I’m moving on to taking away Junior’s ps3. I did it yesterday and it seems to work well. That is the main way he and his friends socialize during the week – they play after dinner online together. So it’s kind of like grounding him. Um, yes, and we’re having some issues in the last two weeks. Somebody knows how to annoy the crud out of mom and is using his powers for evil :)

    @Liz, I never thought about that. It’s funny how dependent I’ve become on being able to get a hold of Junior no matter what. And yes, yes, they do know how to push our buttons. I just wish I didn’t have so many dang buttons to push :)

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