Friday, April 24, 2009

A pink day

Yesterday morning, Isaiah asked his mom if he'd be in trouble if he had a pink day (that's pulling two cards). She said he wouldn't be able to watch his movie or Noggin if he had a pink day. So then he asked her how about if he had a yellow day (that's one card). She said he wouldn't be able to watch a movie but he could watch Noggin. Off to school he went...

I picked him up at latchkey yesterday afternoon since I had stayed home with a migraine. When I went in to get him, he said "Pink day. I dinnit wisten. Are you going to spank me?" (For the record, I don't spank him. At best, he gets a swat if he's being very disrespectful and disobedient. Other times, we take away privileges which seems to work much better. I'm not against spanking if it works, but if it doesn't then it's not an effective means of correcting a behavior.) I said no, I wasn't going to spank him but he'd not be able to have any TV privileges.

As we're walking through the school to the car, this was our conversation. I was in front and Isaiah was walking behind me.

Isaiah: No Escape from Fairytale Castle?
Me: No Escape from Fairytale Castle.
Isaiah: No Noggin?
Me: No Noggin.
Isaiah: No Manny and Sid in Ice Age?
Me: No Manny and Sid in Ice Age.
Isaiah (as he puts his hands out, palm up): No food or nuffin?
Me: I don't think I said anything about food. You can play with your toys but that's all. Nothing else.
Isaiah: {sigh} I guess I better not have a pink day anymore.

Wonder what was his first clue?

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