Tuesday, March 07, 2006

My how times change













When I was a teenager and got into trouble,
I was told "Go to your room".
Which I always did.
Gladly.
With a resounding SLAM of my door.
(although one slam too many resulted in my door being taken off the hinges for two weeks - that was not fun.)


My kids are not getting it so easy. When they are in trouble they will not be going to their rooms. I know what's what. They will be banned from their rooms.

Starting now. Today.

After a "discussion" with one of the boyz, I heard myself saying the words "You are sooo grounded from your room"!

The look on his face said it all.

It's good to change with the times.

5 comments:

mace said...

How bizarre is that. I remember being okay with going to my room because I could doodle and daydream. Now kids don't HAVE to do that anymore!

meow said...

i never liked being sent to my room.
but it wasn't because i hated my room!
it was because i hated that i was being punished.

i think the boys hate it too, they probably just hide it better.

lisa said...

Mace - I used to like to go to my room and read. If I doodled it was on my etch a sketch or spirograph.

Meow - Yeah you hated being punished!
remember the time you crawled out your window? which was no easy task as it was a small basement window, under the deck. I don't send the boys to the room for their own safety. I could just see them going off the roof! :-)

Rrramone said...

You're such a hip mom!!

lisa said...

Thanks rrr!