“Daddy, I’m done with time out!”
“No. Time out isn’t over until the timer beeps.”
“Beep! (brief pause) Daddy, it beeped!”
“No it didn’t. That was you.”
“Sutton, I can tell the difference between the timer beeping and you saying ‘beep’.”
“Beep… beep… beep!”
(I leave the room to laugh. Two minutes later, an actual beep sounds…)
“Honey, why did I put you in a time out?”
“Because I ran away when you told me to come inside.”
“But you love me and you forgive me, just don’t do it again!”
“You left out the part where I tell you to say you’re sorry.”
“OK, go play.”
Note: She’s not quite 2 1/2 years old yet.
you guys are in for a whole mess of trouble! And I mean that in the most positive way. I love a girl that can think for herself and articulate her view of the world so well – and at not yet 2 1/2 – I envy the adventures ahead for you!
Thanks for sharing (and bringing back some memories along the way!)
Yeah, I can only imagine what she and her brother will be up to in a few years!
She’s adorable! A good start on a Monday morning 🙂 so funny. She knows how to do it;-) have a nice Monday!
Thanks. Hope you had a nice Monday, too!
I love it! She sounds like a baby genius.
I know everyone thinks their kid is a genius, but I’m documenting all of this stuff so I can prove it someday. 🙂
She is too cute. And smart!
It definitely takes the wind out of your sails when they know the drill and feel like they need to explain it to YOU.
Hahaha, I have to ‘leave the room to laugh’ all the time. How the heck do they know where one’s tickly spot is! My little monster isn’t quite as verbal yet but when I tell him off, I always get the repetition of the last word “…promise!” “…be good!” “…okay!” with fervent nodding for emphasis. Makes me crack up every time.
I read that the first step to good behaviour is to know right from wrong (which Sutton obviously does). The acting on it will follow soon. Hopefully. Until then, enjoy all the laughs you can get.
Ha, glad to hear other people have the same problem. It’s really hard to follow through on the punishment when they’re so darn cute, isn’t it? I almost want to reward the cleverness of saying “Beep”. I have to admire that kind of wily gumption.
Aww, this is adorable 🙂
Love her, she is a genius, just like you, I was kinda jealous of that when we were growing up, you know, how smart you were. But now I love you for your genius and your TERRIFIC parenting! Keep up the great work!
Thanks, Dor! I honestly think both these kids are smarter than I ever was. They amaze me!
haha! Kids are cute ♥
That is exactly why its difficult to parent at times. When they’re cute and they know it….I remember that age….they only get better at it. However, they do make every age fun in so many different ways!