Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I have to laugh
Ben did something naughty. and last night he had to take a time out. generally he is a VERY good boy but sometimes he forgets himself. So tonight he hit Sophie. She probably did hit him first she does that. he generally doesnt. I used my best "naughty dog" voice dripping with disappointment and all I said was thats not nice. and he burst into tears. he is such a sweet boy and he tries so hard to be good. Last night he got a time out for spitting and you would have thought I sent him to bed for a week without dinner the way he cried. time out consisted of sitting in the thinking chair for a couple of minutes. no cruel and unusual punishment there but boy did he cry! It was just so funny that my three words sent him to tears. It was refreshing. If that was Ethan he would be spouting snarky remarks and being rude and disrespectful rather than own up or even HEAR me. good to know Ben takes being good seriously and WANTS to please Mama and Papa. It bout breaks my heart when Papa diciplines him. listening to him cry and carry on because daddy put him in time out is heart wrenching. he is such a tender boy. Too bad my disappointed voice doesnt work for anyone else in this house, including the dogs!