Sunday, July 06, 2008

This Hurts Me More Than It Does You

W. has made a new best friend, S. I'm so glad, as he was getting too comfortable with ONLY playing with the kids across the street. Constantly. They are good kids, but I wanted him to broaden his inner circle a bit.

S. is a great kid and has a fantastic personality. He is a perfect fit for W. I keep saying they were twins separated at birth. They have become inseparable since school let out.

That is, until tonight. Because tomorrow and the next day, W. went and got himself grounded. He was overtired from all of the events of the holiday week and decided to test mama's patience. He came home from dinner, with S. and his family, and proceeded to throw one of his infamous temper tantrums. It was bedtime and I said that S. couldn't come in to play.

I'm such a bitch aren't I?

So, to make a long, loud, story short. He's stuck in the house for two days. No friends. No video games.

I think I just punished myself.


Jennifer H said...

Isn't that how it is? Good luck these next couple of days!

meleah rebeccah said...

yeah. its always the parent that ends up being more punished than the kids.


hang in there

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Beth said...

I hate grounding because of that very reason!!! I do not look forward to that at all!

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EE said...

LOL! I feel your pain!!

Zephra said...

Oh yeah, You did.

Marshamlow said...

I like to give out extra chores as punishment. But, taking away the tv seems to be the one thing that works the best. Sucks for me but it usually gets them to remember the lesson I am trying to teach. Still I like the extra chore idea, even if it doesn't really work.

The Fritz Facts said...

I hate grounding...more for me than them. They mope around and it drives me nuts. Good luck!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I think you just punished yourself too.
At the same time, you can't just raise 'em, you have to civilize them.

Karly said...

The parents always get screwed in these punishments. I used to ground my son from the computer, but then he expected me to play with him! No fair, I say! ;)

Queen Goob said...

LOL - I'm getting caught up reading blogs and I can't wait to see how YOUR punishment turns out. Just know we're there for you!

What a Schmitty mom you are! YEAH!