Thursday, February 25, 2010

Time Out

LJ 164

How does such a sweetie end up in Time-out???  Time out is just the most awful thing ever for Lexi!  Sometimes she ends up there longer because she hates it so much and then acts out worse.  This afternoon, she was not pleased with me for making her walk out of the laundry room and slammed the doggie door open so hard that it smashed into the pantry door as she demanded “NO”!!!  That landed her in time out.  Then as she pitched a fit she in baby fussiness shook her arm at me as she yelled something that is thankfully incoherent. After it was all over, she hugged me and told me “sorry” (with prodding of course).  I really have no idea what sparked it.  It could have been that she is cutting her 2 year molars and is feeling especially needy or more likely, she was missing her Nana.  Mom had a dentist appointment today so she woke up to Papa and Richard.  Not that she does not love them like crazy but more because it was NOT her routine. Lexi thrives on routine and it does not take much to upset it.  We survived the afternoon and evening though and she is in bed sleeping and tomorrow will be a new day.  Hopefully one without time out!  LOL!


Carolyn Smiley said...

Awwwww She looks so sad........I don't like that picture! Makes me want to cry with her :( (But time-out is sometimes necessary)

Wanda, Geoff and Lexi said...

I know, I don't like these faces either but it's part of her. When I have to put her in time out I think of the great advice given to me by our DR. We are preparing her for the type of adult she will be so I can't allow her to purposely be mean. Believe me a few minutes in timeout does a LEXI good! LOL!