Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Crime and Punishment

So if all three of my kids misbehave and I tell them they cannot have McDonald's for dinner as promised, and they cannot watch any TV today, am I punishing them or am I punishing me?

I think I'm punishing me.

Especially because when I presented them with their bowls of Cheerios for dinner, they were thrilled to eat it. Far more thrilled than if the chicken fried rice I started to cook had finished on time.

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's just hard to win, isn't it? :)

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  2. I know! I have done this. All set for the kids to chow down on some junky takeaway while I pick me up some Indian (drool) and then I have to cook cause THEY have been little turds!

    What is with that?

    Next time make 'em eat pure bran....

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  3. Indeed it is a shame that we appear to clamp ourselves into the same old straightjacket!

    Best wishes

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  4. It's a lose lose situation, especially for you.

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