How to go from just being in a little trouble to being grounded for a week in a matter of three hours

Step 1: Fail to bring home from school your spring photos, instructions on how to complete a major project, homework, and field trip permission slip for one week, despite being reminded more than 3 times.

Step 2: When both parents arrive at your school to pick you up at 4:00 together, you fail to take a hint when they opt to rummage through your desk themselves for the items listed in Step 1. In the process of the rummaging, they find school work that was reported as “missing” by the teacher completely untouched. (This after being spoken to about this behavior two weeks ago). Situation is now escalated to “No Scouts Tonight”.

All of her toys currently reside on our spare bed.

Step 3:When told that you will not attend “the coolest scout meeting of the year” and will instead be making up the incomplete school work and doing your homework instead, you choose to draw a real nice picture of a dolphin over the span of an hour and a half, leaving all of your homework undone still by the end of scouts.

These three steps of completely ignoring the warnings from your parents at least twice in a matter of a few hours will thus lead to your room being cleared of all toys and having television, friends and playtime with the cats taken away for a week in our home.  Just so you know…


About gespurr

Emily was born in Southwestern Louisiana and has moved over 20 times in her life through nine different states. Most of her life was spent in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, where she met her husband and had her only child. Both she and her husband are also only children. She graduated from Stillwater (MN) High School in 1992 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a BS in Journalism. Three years later, she met her husband, George, and they married in 2002. Their daughter, Kathryn, was born early in 2004. She relocated with her family back to Arkansas in 2005 after being away for 30 years. She currently works as a customer service representative for an insurance company and lives in North Little Rock. When not taking care of her daughter she is either cooking, working, cleaning house, sewing, gardening, knitting, crocheting hiking, traveling or spending time with her husband.

Posted on April 18, 2012, in Girl Scouts, Kathryn, Parenting. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nothing like these little parenting wars. Way to stick to your guns!

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