we were all out front just now, my parents came over for dinner and we walked them out so the kids just played out there for a while. a girl down the street came over but then had to leave to go eat dinner. she told us she'd be back after she ate. my 6 year old asked, about 10 minutes later, if she could go over there and see if she's done. now, being bothered constantly by neighborhood kids not listening when i say we'll be out don't come to us, etc, i try to have my own kids offer the same courtesy. i know she was eager to play but i told her that she said she would come out when she's ready. so i turn my back and a few minutes later she's down the street knocking on her door! i was pretty mad that she deliberately went against what i said. so i told her we're going inside and she can't play outside with her friends anymore tonight. i feel bad though, like im being too uptight. its probably due to a lack of sleep from the same girl she wants to play with ringing my doorbell everytime i try to nap lol!
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:02 PM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 7:28 PM on Mar. 14, 2013
Not at all. She didn't listen to you & disobeyed a direct order. Ok, now I sound military, but hey, sometimes you gotta run the house like a little boot camp to keep those buggers in line! lol :p I bet she will think twice before ignoring you & doing what she feels like again. Stick to your guns mama.
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