I woke up in the middle of the night last night to run to the lou and do you know what I found?
Three children huddled around my laptop playing on the internet.
"What time is it?" I mumbled incoherently.
This, of course, woke me up. "What time is it guys?" I said in my mother voice.
A quiet, "4:23."
"Get back in your rooms right now."
Two boys scampered off. One little girl resisted.
"Vicbowin." I warned, "1.... 2....." I walked over to her and slammed the computer shut. She scampered, wailing at the injustice.
I threatened bodily injury if she woke the baby or touched my computer again without permission. Then crawled back in bed.
A little while later Ralexwin gets up to go to the lou and repeat the process. Except with alot more excuses.
"I forgot she told me not to touch the computer!"
"I didn't realize it was only 5:00AM."
"It's not fair!!!!!"
Three, maybe four times, we did this with them.
I'm ready to chuck all modern technology out the window and set the kids to scrubbing grout. Except I don't have any grout.
So what are the options for a mom who wants to severely punish her kids for something they did 4 hours ago?
I guess I could be grouchy all day and then when they want to know why, point out the marvelous morning they bestowed upon me.
Yes, I think that sounds quite vengeful.