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March 30, 2011


Aw..poor wee Sprite..
It's a tough lesson to learn. I remember the look of absolute betrayal my daughter gave me when I wouldn't over rule the teacher.

Ah, poor little Sprite. She'll understand one day that you're *always* on her side. (I'd have left mine there for the entire four minutes, too. Mean Old Mom.)

Bravo, Sprite, Bravo! I would love to see her rendition of "Grandma says no". That one is always a great performance at our house.

Way to support the rules, Jen.

Good job Mom!! She still love you, even if she isn't in trouble.

Those lessons are hard to learn. Too bad they are so cute--makes it tough to be tough.

I'm a "mean" mom too. You go girl.

Good for you. I'd have done the same thing. My kids know good and well who the boss is around these parts.

I've had that same discussion. So many many times...

You did the right thing. Mean moms rock.

Good for you enforcing the rules - you done good, mom. :)

Nicely done Mom!

You rock, mama!

F***ing right kid.

Don't forget it.

Good on you Momma.

I can just picture those big eyes looking up at you! If only kids were as innocent as they girls have got the innocent look down. ;)

Way to go Jen you did good. I know what it's like to look into her eys she really has that innocent look going for her...But she learned from the best.

Nice one. Teachers have it hard enough without having their authority undermined.

She'll get over it ;)

amen....she needs to know she can't get away with things.

Damn straight.
I wish I could write about the tag-teaming I did against my son yesterday. Not such a sweet story. :-)

I just read this again and I love it just as much as when I read it the first time. I think so many people become parents for all the wrong reasons (I could tell you stories, I met many of them when I was teaching). People think about all the fun and great parts of being a parent...and forget the tough stuff. We would both agree there are so many wonderful things about being a parent, but you have to be ready and willing to take on the tough stuff too...or you have no business.

And that means handing out consequences when it's inconvenient or when you're in a rush because kids are really so much smarter than what we give them credit for and if you give in once, they know to push twice as hard the next time.

Bravo to you for taking the time to teach Sprite values and expectations and that they go everywhere that she is...

Well done mum. Tough love is the way to go!

Awww yeah, lay that hammer down!

Good for you! I'd say that was a victory!

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