Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Funny stories....

I have two quick funny stories about Ella...sometimes I just don't even know what to do with her! :)


For those of you who have read the "Holy Crap..." entry, this is Part II of that....
So, this morning when I put her down for her morning nap, she fussed for an awful long time, but I just left her in there. She finally fell asleep and woke up two hours later. When I went in to get her, she had UNSNAPPED her onesie, taken off her diaper, and peed all over her crib! I don't know what to do! I didn't know she could unsnap her onesie?! Maybe I'll just have to invest in a lot of overalls?! Hahaha!! :) It definately wasn't as bad as poop....so I wasn't too upset :)

Then this afternoon, I set her on her favorite chair to watch her favorite movie "Enchanted". I rearranged the pillows to prop her up, adn I found a HUGE pile of scrambled eggs! Apparently, she had been keeping all the scrambled eggs I was feeding her for breakfast IN HER MOUTH and then she spit them all out when she got out of her high chair! Ha! What a little brat!! :)

So those are my two funny stories. We have also had a little breakthrough with disciplining her. For those of you who know Ella, you know that she doesn't care if you spank her. I'm not talking about beating your child, but just a little smack to get their attention. Well, it just makes Ella mad and she keeps on doing whatever she was doing, only this time with attitude! So....we have discovered her new punishment. Time Out. I know you are probably thinking that she is a little young....but she is not....as we've discovered. She has a time-out mat. It is a red/white floor mat by the door that she has to sit/stand on until we say she can get off. It works like magic! She stands on it and cries and cries and we gently explain why she can't do what she was doing, and then we give her a big kiss, have her give us a big kiss, and then she can play. We only leave her on time out for 30 seconds to a minute, but booooooy does she hate it! Ha! :) I'm pretty excited that we finally found something that works! Ha! Parents=1 Child=0! Woo! :)

7 comments:

ashconway said...

I bet those are the longest 30 seconds with her crying..glad you found something that is working.

Angela Henderson said...

I love that that is the EXACT mode of punishment Mom and Dad used on you because spanking didn't work for you either. She is truly your child, lol.

Amanda said...

that is too funny! I can't believe all the poop/pee stories you have. I can only imagine walking into her room and seeing such a nice surprise!

Dan and Barbara said...

So funny. Ella has her ways on getting back.. Smart kid for sure! Hope this new mat thing keeps working for you. :)

Katie said...

Hurray for timeouts! They are glorious. We've been using them for a while now, with pretty good results.

Also, I LOVE the eggs story. Love it! Ella sounds like a girl version of my boys. :)

Shaun said...

um... the whole score thing. You've given us plenty of stories that leads me to believe that she's up on you.

The Mocks said...

Okay, about the diaper issues. Leah did the same thing so mu mom duct taped them on. Worked like a charm :)