I had to run to the store today. I needed shampoo and milk. I went through the shampoo isle and while trying to find the cheapest price my little princess got every color of the kids shampoo out and arranged them on the floor in a colorful rainbow.
I made her put all 10 bottles back.
I walked to the milk. She did follow, but I turned around and she was no where to be found. I went looking for her. She wasn't anywhere. I started looking up and down all the isles. It was reaching over 5 minutes and I still couldn't find her. I was panicking and yelling for her. I finally found her crying at the complete opposite end of the store. She was standing next to an old guy in a wheelchair with a cast on each foot. I went running to her and picked her up. I thanked the guy for helping her out.
I asked her where she had gone. Apparently she found some sparkly hair stuff and she wanted to look at them and got lost. It scared us both.
I am grateful that this happened though. I really love being a hands on teacher with my kids.
Last summer when little dude and his friends burned a straw broom on the neighbor's driveway, I took him by a house that had recently burned down. I told him that if he plays with fire, this is what could happen.
When Little Dude was having issues with respect and being mean we drew pictures of our monster's and buried them in the back yard.
I wish I could come up with a creative way to teach little Princess about lying. I am so sick and tired of it. It has been quite the day with her. She has been caught in a lie more than once today alone.
I had spent all afternoon making dinner for my neighbor and had my hubby and kids walk it over there. While walking there she took one of the bags and threw in on the ground and broke the dish and the dinner went spilling everywhere. She didn't want to carry it anymore.
What a long day! Does it make me a bad mom when I send her to bed early even though she was hungry? I needed her in bed. And in my book that is when you get when you lie about eating your dinner all gone, but you had really thrown it in the sink.