Well....today I DID it!!
My 4 year old blessing, aka DJ, sassed me one too many times today!! Recently he's taken to telling me or someone else in ear shot to "shut up"...not something that should be coming out of his mouth!! I've talked to him about it before...just yesterday in fact!! I don't even want him saying it to the dogs when they're barking up a storm!! My way to get them to stop is to say "enough!" and usually that gets their attention and they stop.
So, this morning, K had just come over to play, they were sitting down to watch Phineas and Ferb and I said something, and DJ pipes up with "....shut up!"
He knew from the get go he was in T R O U B L E!!! I'd warned him enough that today was put up or shut up time (pardon the pun!) and I marched his whiny butt into the bathroom where there was bar of Allenbury's soap for sensitive skin and showed it to him. I told him he is never to say that again while putting the soap in his mouth along his cheeks....then he got sent to his room while I washed my hands and collected myself.
After four minutes I went in and we talked about what he'd done. He was VERY sorry for saying it and vowed never to say it again. He now KNOWS he's not to say it or there WILL be more soap in his future! He came back out and apologized to K for his bad behaviour. Then about 5 minutes later he and K headed outside to play with K's brothers.
Sam and I stayed in and got ourselves ready to head out. Today was my day to head over to the "trailer" and clean/organize and get ready for a run....so I did! I wasn't able to leave DJ behind to play, so he came with and the two of them watched Horton while I toiled. As we were leaving I stopped by the mailbox to see if the mailman had arrived...he hadn't...and then from the backseat I hear DJ say "Stupid mailman!"
Oh no you DON'T get to call someone that!! So we had a long discussion about how that's not a nice word and if I hear him saying it again about someone there will be soap involved! Since he was still "clean" from earlier, he got my drift!
The afternoon went quite smoothly!! He was very responsive when asked to do something! We snuggled on the couch and watched Toy Story til Sam got up...then the two of them headed downstairs to play while I got busy in the kitchen and making up the grocery list. Howie was late home again, but was in time to cook dinner!
Once the kids were in bed I grabbed a shower and got done in time to watch SYTYCD....and I have to say...I'm pegging Alex to win!! With it coming down to Roberto and Alex....Kent will be 3rd....it's a guys year this year!! I do love seeing the alum on there dancing with the newbies!!! As for tonite's dance by the pros...why on EARTH was he chewing gum!?!?!? I found that to be SO distracting from the dance itself! Drove me nuts!!! Also, loved Usher...but he sang the same song on Idol not too long ago....and the vid with him and Bieber was good...but I'm still Beiber Fever free! Whew!
Til next time...pray for safety for all troops!