Monday, November 8, 2010

Punishment or...?

Cash has been quite a handful lately. We love him dearly, but he is growing and learning and testing everything in his path! There are a few instances where we have tried so hard not to laugh as we were "gently correcting" (okay, punishing)him.
Some examples:
Cash has been picking up every word he hears, as is common with curious toddlers. The other day, we were playing legos, and he got frustrated. He yelled, "This is sucks!" Then said, "That's a bad word, right?" Hmmm...yes, but not conjugated correctly. The next day he yelled, "Sucksing!" when he spilled something. And today he yelled, "This sucks me!" So, I am not sure if I should be teaching him the proper conjugation of the bad word or just blatantly trying to ban this word from his vocabulary! I guess Mommy and Daddy should stop saying what we don't want him to repeat?

Another example:
We had 4 inappropriate crayon usages today. 4. And these were not washable crayons--they were cheap mystery-brand crayons. The couch, the carpet, the bedspread...all when we were not looking. Then, I saw the 4th incident occurring from the corner of my eye! Cash was scribbling on his sister's white bedframe. I screamed "Nooooo!!!!" (I try not to scream, but, come on, this was the 4th time in a day).
Cash explained himself: On Coco's bedframe, he had spelled the letters C-O-C-O. Cash:"It's her bed, so I wrote her name!" (and he did!)
Me: "Oh my goodness, Cash, you spelled your first word! That is so awesome! Now get in the corner! For the last time, we only color on paper!"

Parenting is hard.

3 comments:

Helena said...

I love this post! I can feel your exasperation. What a funny little guy.

The Jacksons said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has to cover up my laughter before disciplining my child! I love the bad word conjugations! Spencer's bad word was "bammit" and I swear he only heard the real word come out of my mouth once, but that was all it took!

venuscameback said...

I think you're on to something when you mention parents not using the words they don't want their kids to use. Cash's attempts to find the correct way of grammatically using the work 'suck' are hilarious and I can feel your exasperation with both his language and use of crayons.

You guys have a really entertaining, well-written blog, which doesn't surprise me. Fox will really be missed at Heroclix when you guys move back to Japan!