I was taking a shower, enjoying some peace and quiet. Then my eldest son ran in, with barely concealed glee, brandishing a note. The note read: ‘Fuk’.
‘Mommy! That’s the word daddy said! I wrote it down so I could show you, because we’re not allowed to use thóse words!’
I frowned sternly, partly because because it’s hard to raise kids, if you also have to teach your hubby some manners. And partly because of his bad spelling!
‘How much punishment should daddy get?’ my son asked joyfully. But before I could give him my verdict he added: ‘How old is daddy?’
‘So daddy should get a time-out of 46 minutes!’ and he thundered down the stairs to give my husband the good news.
it just goes to show: giving a time-out by way of punishment is very useful.
It’s just a pity our kids are handing them out to ús.