There are some things in life that deserve the epic punishment and some things that are a turn your head away & ignore. Well, down here in Florida we are lucky to have our own private pool and property. We have lots of freedom this way and don’t have to share our pool with anyone but ourselves. All I can say is we are thankful for this with what BabyGirl has done four times now.
What is the Poopie Punishment?
You’re probably wondering what the poopie punishment is. Pretty simple. BabyGirl has now not only had an accident in the pool once, but four times. She has had full out poops in the pool. Yea, disgusting! First time, okay whatever clean it up and re instil the toilet rules. Second time, okay you lose the pool the rest of the day. Third time, are you freaking kidding me?
Fourth time, ya you lose the pool for 5 days. Now, she is five years old. She’s fully potty trained and knows to use the toilet. She however didn’t want to get out and miss out on any fun so figured she’d just go in the pool.
Worst part, she’d try hiding it. Ask her, and she’d lie.
The lying portion is what always puts us over the edge. It is saddening kids learn to lie so young.
We are now on day four of the poopie punishment and here we sit, outside at the pool while WeeMan is in and BabyGirl sits poolside not allowed in. It is a gorgeous day and she is missing out. Many would think I am being a little over board but in reality this is what I stated was punishment and if I don’t follow through it will bite me in the bottom next punishment.
The last time it happened she was informed she lost the pool for 5 days. Simple. She was very upset and had to spend the day in her room on the day it happened. No toys, no TV, no natta. She knew to use the toilet and decided not too.
Now, if I was to decide to let her in even if it hasn’t been five days what am I teaching her? That punishments don’t actually happen? Sadly, if Daddy had his way she’d be in the pool right now but Mommy is mean! I will stick to my guns. I don’t care how hot and gorgeous out it is. A punishment is a punishment.
Rules are Meant to be Followed
There is one thing I am very stuck on. Rules. We put them there for a reason. I don’t feel like having destructive kids that disrespect adults. We create rules to avoid disobedient children. Sure, there are some things in life that kids need to do to learn from their own mistakes but we do not need to allow them to run amuck.
When I was young if we didn’t follow the rules we lost all rewards. It was simple. Follow rules and keep rewards. Now a days it seems life is always a reward. You have a good day you get rewarded instead of just being happy that you aren’t grounded to your room. I am a parent that purposely buys my kids items that I know I can take away from them & destroy their day if they are bad.
Christmas time is of course a time of year we can use against our kids. Don’t want to be on that naughty list do we?
There is nothing like a child having a full out crap in a pool. If we were at a public pool I couldn’t imagine the reaction. It’s just, disgusting! Sure, she’s a kid accidents happen but when you reach beyond 3 times it’s no longer an accident and turns into pure laziness.
What types of punishments do you have around your home? Have you ever had to go to the extreme like us?