Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pants on Fire

The bad news is, we had a recent rash of fibbing up in our hood.

The good news is, it happened to coincide with Spring and all her weediness.

I've seen first-hand how digging fingers into dirt and yanking junk out by the roots is like a spit-shine for the soul.

Here's to hoping Mr. Lee feels the same.

28 comments:

  1. That which does not kill us makes us stronger, Cal-man.

    Choose your words wisely.

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  2. Oh my goodness. So cute. Seriously adorable : )
    It should be illegal to be that adorable when you are on punishment. It should also be illegal to take pictures of punishments : )

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  3. Oh, my. Well, if THAT doesn't work, send 'im over. I've A LOT of vacuuming to do in the log cabin. Every day.

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  4. I remember days like this when I was a child... not sure why it was always "weeding season" when I got myself into trouble!

    ~Chris

    PS we have those same weeds... everywhere... at least they pull up easily!

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  5. love is shown through discipline. Happy (& honest) gardening Mr. Man!

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  6. I viewed this photo as if Calvin were trying to pick you flowers. No?

    So cute!

    I remember stealing flowers from neighbor's gardens (maybe around age 11?) and trying to sell them door-to-door! What was I thinking? Who knows? I made $1.75 that day and got in a fight with my then best friend.

    Ahhhh memories!

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  7. excuse me. I make no sense, it's hormonal. I mean, "Those look like pretty weeds!"

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  8. excellent timing for a creative and needed lesson with a supercute wheelbarrow and rockin' shoes

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  9. I bet he loved picking those weeds though!

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  10. hmmm...we've got weeds...and boys...and attitudes needing adjusting...thanks for the tip!

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  11. Sometimes I have to send myself out to work on my attitude. A little sweat goes a long way towards an attitude adjustment. Just think, when he's old enough you can make him chop & stack wood or something! "Builds character" is what I always heard...

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  12. Hmmm. brilliant parenting that is...

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  13. bless your souls. praying the fibbing episodes will be overcome with truth! xoxo
    my pants were on fire, constantly, from kindergarten through second grade. snatching weeds was often on the consequences menu. in the mississippi heat, i am surprised i didn't learn my lesson sooner:)

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  14. Mmmmm. One of the hardest traits to undo in a child. Sadly, I know :(

    But really......so cute, so good for you for following through :)

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  15. Thanks for the idea. The Shorties are going to work.

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  16. We are dealing with this issue as well! And it's over the silliest of things, like teeth brushing, closing doors all of the way etc... ugh. must be the age?

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  17. Hmmm...there must be an epidemic of it in the Indiana/Ohio region.

    Miss Thing keeps having her tantrums and when it's time for punishment (i.e., clean up her room [which needs done anyways]), all she does is stand, won't budge, and cries. Siiiiiiiiigh. Frustrating.

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  18. Weeding.....so good for the little scoundrels. My littlest has a date with the weeds when he gets home from school today!

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  19. oh my. we have had that over here too - hadn't thought about a good punishment to fit the crime. i think our garden will be beautiful. though i'm hoping not!

    xo ellie

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  20. Oh that is a GREAT idea! Not so much fibbing around here, but I bet weeding would work the same magic on the-peeing on the floor because he is mad at mom-behavior.

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  21. You are hereby awarded the gold medal of mothering!

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  22. Oh Sweetie, teach um now. That's what good parents do. It's so not pretty when they grow up and have not got a clue as to how to behave. You are doing a service to them for sure!

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  23. oh thank you, what a great! idea, I'm running thin on em these days.

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  24. the awesome thing is, i'm pretty sure c-man is one of the few kiddos his age who would actually appreciate the symbolism here.

    adorable and difficult stuff, this parenting gig.

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  25. Sharon in OregonJune 5, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    Loved this post. Last year I used weeding for discipline and it was quite effective.

    One day my 8 year old son was sent out for a 15-20 minute session and about half way through it I heard singing coming from the backyard so I moved to the door to hear what he was saying and of course to see if he was still working. As he pulled the weeds he sat there and composed his own little worship song. He returned with a much better attitude and I typed up his worship song for him.

    I just came by your blog last night by way of Nester's Window Mistreatment blog. LOVE your writing style!

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