- I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
My Timmy Prediciment
I love and adore my little Timmy, which has definitely been his saving grace lately. He has taken mischief to a new level, perhaps even flirting with full on bad. He is so different than his brother. Robby was always upset when he was put in time out that the threat of disappointing us often was enough to correct his behavior. Timmy seems to thoroughly enjoy the time-out corner, taking the opportunity to dance in place, to practice singing and to pick his nose.
Yesterday, in a pure moment of exasperation, Scott and I decided to up the ante on the time out corner. Obviously our punishment was not being perceived as it was intended, so we needed to try to figure out something that our little Hamlet doesn't enjoy. Unfortunately in this situation, he is an extremely happy little guy who obtains pleasure and enjoyment from almost anything.
We opted to include a chair in the time out corner with the hopes of stopping his dance party. He kicked his little legs and seems quite amused with having a seat in the hallway. It has gotten to the point where I am wondering if he is being deliberately bad so that he can enjoy the time out corner. In any case, it has gotten to the place where time out seems to be considerably more painful for us than it is for him.
We are back to the drawing board, hoping to come up with a punishment suitable for Timmy that he will not enjoy. This is quite a predicament!
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