Luke, as you may be aware, has a tendency to run from one thing to another. He is pretty good at making messes, but he's also old enough to help pick them up. Luke doesn't always think he should help, but Jared and I do. And since we're bigger, we make the rules.
The other day Luke wanted to play his bucket game, but we told him he had to pick up all of his food first. He picked up one or two pieces and then refused to do anymore. I told him, "Luke if you don't clean up, you have to go to time out." He looked at me with this "Oh yeah?" expression and went and sat down in his corner where he happily began counting. It was as if he was saying, "I'd rather be here than cleaning. I like my corner anyway." Jared and I both had to hide our faces so that he wouldn't see us laughing. We knew he couldn't think that we thought he was funny or he wouldn't learn. We decided that since Luke liked it in time out so much, he could just stay there for awhile. After about a minute, Luke decided he didn't like time out anymore and he started to cry when we wouldn't let him leave his corner. After 2 or 3 minutes, we let him out to clean.
He put all his food in the basket.
1 week ago