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Old 10-21-08, 08:11 PM   #1
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:( I broke the baby girl toy :(

She had it coming. I told her a thousand times to stop hitting people with her cheerleading baton. But she insisted in using it as a weapon. Tonight I had enough when she hit her older brother square in the face. Kudos the my oldest son for not retaliating against a baby. But the toy had to go. And to prevent the baby's cry from coercing me into giving her back the baton (I'm a sucker for crying girlz, or women for that matter), I broke it in half before trowing it to the garbage.

I feel sad. Parenting can be tough.

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... I told her a thousand times to stop hitting people with her cheerleading baton. But ...
You are off by about 998. Remember that.
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<creeps in> ... I wasn't sure what I was going to read here ...

however - yeah - +1000 plus here on the reaction.

OK, so maybe Dad routinely took both my sister's and my little gun toy straps away - <GRIMACE/GNASH ... dammit! they made such most excellent retaliation devices!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dam it>

... and on the other hand ... Dad also destroyed my two brother's little cache of sisterly weapons as well < YAY - HA HA HA HA HA HA HA SNAGGILY TOOTHED BIG EAR SNOT NOSED ALIEN THINGS ANYWAYS!!!!!!!!!!>

<cough>

and so we were on even ground ...

UNTIL THE NEXT CHRISTMAS --- YEEEE---- HAWWWWW - WE LUV GRANDMA'S FOR RESTOCKING EQUIPMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!1

hehe

(grew up in a totally territorial 4 kid family - two girls, two boys and I'm the eldest. ........ bow down, hehe)
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I forgot to mention I didn't broke the toy in front of the offending girl. Nor she saw me trowing it on the garbage. I took it from her and once in the garage, I broke it and dispose of it. I only told her I was not going to give it back to her this time... ever.

I trow the darn thing on the trash last month too, similar reasons. She cried and cried and gave me the sad puppy face routine till I picked it up from the garbage (clean it of course) and give it back to her. This time there's no convincing, I broke it.

I'm now dealing with the boy's swollen nose. The girl is in her room, not crying tho, but really angry.
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Thanks Tude for making me realize that a few decades in the future, my daughter will still remember the baton incident and maybe even post about it on a forum.

And I was hopping she could forget the incident in a day or two...
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The whole point is that she won't forget it, so she won't do it again.

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True... I still miss my late nite "dady I lov u" hug... but had to be done.

It was easier with the boy when he was that age... he never really mastered the sad puppy face routine.
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Now she knows you mean business. *nods head*

Good for you, Ruben.
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Old 10-21-08, 10:37 PM   #8
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Thanks Tude for making me realize that a few decades in the future, my daughter will still remember the baton incident and maybe even post about it on a forum.

And I was hopping she could forget the incident in a day or two...
hehe - even worse - I'm fiddy!!! hehe

Meh - you remember some of those scenes for the rest of your life. Like all four of us kids lined up against the wall like it was a police line up. We didn't have much money and when my Mom actually got something from AVON (oh the holy grail of feminine products delivered to your house - number two being from the fuller brush man) - and so some unruly child decided to do some drawing with Mom's new lipstick.

And when said child was done drawing, the bad child took the decapitated lipstick and stuck the fugly piece back onto the screw cap thing and somehow .... mashed the lipstick cap back down on the whole affair and leave it back in the cabinet for Mom to use the next day.

heh - all I remember from the seconds only viewing of Mom running around with a lipstick - was that it seriously looked like a 'Z' shaped thing stuck on a tube ---- niiiiiiiiice!

Next day .... the Line Up. All four kids - had to put their hands out and WHY OH WHY OH WHY - did I have mecurachrome on my fingers. I got blamed for the mashed lipstick. I knew it was my little brother - the little one over there with the smirk on his face. And his smirk continued even while I suffered my punishment - (no tv, all household chores and the worse of worse - dog doo duty for the big family dogs on the acre property - running around with a shovel and a wheel barrel - and glaring at the correct bad child and planning vengence all the while ...)

however I got him back decently with a couple other well hatched plans over the years - and all of which we all laugh at when we're all together and compare notes - most of all - unveiling the fact that it was YOU WHO DID THAT????? DAM IT - I GOT BLAMED!@!!!


hehe.

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Old 10-21-08, 11:13 PM   #9
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Nice... I haz large family too. But not nice stories tho. My 2 brothers and 6 sisters where born in an 8 year period, one after another. Then 10 years passed and I showed up (surprise!). By the time I had memory, everybody at home was working at least a part time. Me, being the small "baby", got spoiled rotten by all. I had so many toys that Dad dedicated one room (older brother got married) to my toys. It was sweet, I had it all. I got away with way more things than my kids have ever imagine doing.
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hehe - exhusband's family was the opposite!

loud and often violent irish drinkin family - 5 boys, one daughter - daughter was the youngest and OH HELLA YEAH - she had the room fulla toys!!! But she was one tuf girl - made sure by the older brothers who were all High School Final/College wrestlers, etc - huge family of over sports achievers! and overdoting bigger brothers. I cannot imagine how this one guy - who was a minor weight wrestler and a a quiet individual survive the brotherly initiation(S) in order to date their sister.

hehe - he was the one who won!!! Made it thru the brotherly hazing and married the baby sister. And I might add the fact that all us SIL's (and eventual SIL's) who made it thru the initial hazings as well!

PS - baby gurl will be OK - hugs in the future!
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Its difficult, but you are doing the right thing, and being a top notch parent.
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Yeah, it comes across as idle-threats if you don't immediately back it up with disciplinary action.
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You are a sucker. I would have broke it in front of her, then given her allowance to her brother for the next couple of weeks for his pain and suffering. Best get her used to the ways of the real world early.
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It's great to have a few Mcdonald's happy meal toys laying around. When my son doesn't pick up his toys, like we ask him to several times, we tell him they're going in the garbage. Throw one toy away, and it doesn't matter if it costs $20 or was free, at that moment, he acts like it's worth a million bucks. And all the other toys get picked up REAL FAST.
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You are a sucker. I would have broke it in front of her, then given her allowance to her brother for the next couple of weeks for his pain and suffering. Best get her used to the ways of the real world early.

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True... I still miss my late nite "dady I lov u" hug... but had to be done.

It was easier with the boy when he was that age... he never really mastered the sad puppy face routine.
This is the tough part of parenting. Sometimes you've got to do things that neither of you likes, but you do it because you know it will be better in the long run.

As for the hug, she misses it, too. It'll be back.
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I have a younger brother and I had to babysit him before and after school. His favourite trick was to hide after school so he could play with his friends longer. Of course whenever we were late getting home I was the one who got in trouble. I got back at him by picking him up in front of his classroom and would embarass him by combing his hair and tucking his shirt back in his jeans. Hehehehehe!

We never hit one another with toys since it was guaranteed my mom would take it away. One thing he did do was kick me hard in the shins when he was wearing a pair of leather boots a family friend brought back from Brazil. They had the hardest toe caps ever! One Saturday we were waiting for the bus and he kicked me in the shins in front of my mom. Oh god it hurt! I nearly fell over the pain was terrible! Luckily my mom saw him kick me because she never really believed that little baby precious could possibly hurt big mean sister. She snapped. He couldn't watch tv for a week and had to do my chores that day. Wretched little cretin... I still have a small dent in my shin. I'm sure he caused it.
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She had it coming. I told her a thousand times to stop hitting people with her cheerleading baton. But she insisted in using it as a weapon. Tonight I had enough when she hit her older brother square in the face. Kudos the my oldest son for not retaliating against a baby. But the toy had to go. And to prevent the baby's cry from coercing me into giving her back the baton (I'm a sucker for crying girlz, or women for that matter), I broke it in half before trowing it to the garbage.

I feel sad. Parenting can be tough.

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I know how you feel...I done something like that once. It's a terrible feeling...
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Haha, great stories.

My sister used to pick fights with me all the time, and then blame it on me. I was truly the good kid but I was grounded all the time because of her stories and manipulation.

One day, my sister did something and went to tell on me to my dad, but my dad saw the whole thing and she didn't know he was there. I still don't think my dad believes a word she says now, and he caught her 20 years ago...
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Old 10-23-08, 08:16 PM   #22
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She's 2 y/o and still mad over the baton incident
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I just stepped on a really sharp little red plastic dinosaur.
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She's 2 y/o and still mad over the baton incident
Gotchya. Well, she'll get over it. My parents were foster parents and they would take in troublesome toddlers. There was many a toy that dissapeared from the collection. I wouldn't loose any sleep over this. Neither should you. You did the right thing and everyone is better off from it.
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