"Ryan’s special phrase of late is "I do it"....he wants to do it all himself. Things are taking a very long time to get done around here. He also has an obsession with pockets and putting things in them. Very inappropriate, large things...thus a tantrum ensues. The kids enjoy watching "funniest home videos" on a Saturday evening. I get in trouble for laughing too much. Steve laughs at me laughing. After every little ‘mishap’ Ryan (even though he is watching what happens) asks "happened?" Then we have to explain what happened. ie...the dog fell in the swimming pool (or worse), and then Ryan says "oh!". This occurs every single time. Caitlin’s pocket money has taken on a new twist. Instead of her getting her $5 - minus the naughty behaviour fee , she receives the full $5 on each Saturday and then has to pay us money when she misbehaves. She has to physically take the money out of her money box and hand it over. This way she can see the effects of the naughty fee at work! The first week of implementing this method saw her with $4. I could be rich by the time she’s 7. Caitlin asked a most hilarious question during June. She asked me ( words to this effect) "do you have any milk left in your body for the next baby, or did you use it all up on Ryan"....WHAT THE? ...after I'd stopped choking on my cuppa I had to inform her that "No, there isn’t any milk, and there won’t be any more babies." And on that note............"
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