Wednesday, March 25, 2009

And the Mom-of-the-Year award goes to....

ME!!!
Cody woke up with a fever and aches this morning and by the time Ben left for work this afternoon the Motrin had kicked in and I swear as soon as Ben left he became feisty and PITB. He was constantly hitting Matthew and causing fights so I sent Cody to the wall (like Timeout) to regroup and stuff. After a bit I decide I'm going to shower and then take them outside to release some energy.
See, I even emailed my friend with my plans for the afternoon, "ok, i will do that. Im gonna hop in the shower and then beat my kids, i mean take them outside to burn off energy ;)"
So, I head to warm up the shower and what do i see?? My sick kid, with the flu?? That i put in timeout/on the wall, asleep on the floor in the hall with his blanket.

Yeah, i felt bad, but dang he was being bad. He slept through when i took the others outside. Kaitlen just sat there, which was all I expected. She's still really sick. Abbie and Matthew ran like maniacs and cried when we had to go back in.

On-the-wall, That is my time out. I found the regular time out with my kids doesn't work. Facing the wall or corner still gives them to much visual stimulation and distraction SOOO they have to stand with their forehead to the wall. THEY HATE IT!! It works, lol.

So lesson learned today??? Don't send your sick bully kid to the wall- send them to bed.

Oh, I should add that Abbie and Matthew covered him in baby wipes but they are white so you can't really see them. I had moved the ones by his head. LOL.



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5 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Aww if it helps, I've been wondering all day if Kass was faking since Kam was sick... she now has a fever. *sigh* We can share the award.

Hopefulsap said...

awww... hope everyone gets well soon...

sucks when all the kids get sick! yuck!

hugs girl... stressful

♥Lisa♥ said...

Awww, Poor kass. I will share the award/guilt with you.

It's a pretty sucky virus, huh?!

Tina said...

Poor Cody... Hope they all get well soon...

Krimmyk said...

Man I hope they all get well soon.