Wednesday, March 22, 2006

the 10 Commandments

*Bump!*....(few seconds later)...."Waaaahhhh!"

I ran into the living room to find Katie flat on her back on our hardwood floors. Gracie had "the look" on her face.

"Did you push her?!?!?!"



"Did you push her?!?!?"

"Well, she was trying to step on my puzzle......."


"But, she was..........."



A spanking was administered and she was sent to her room. I spent some time with Katie and talked with Gracie explaining some more of her punishment and explaining that she was in trouble for pushing Katie and for lying about it.

A little later, I went into her room where she had been banished to simply spend time on her bed with no books or toys and she couldn't lay down.

I asked her, "Do you know why it's wrong to lie?"

She said, "Because I get in trouble?"

I said, "No. That's not why it's wrong. Why is it wrong?"

She thought hard for a minute and said, "Because it says it in the 10 Commandments?"

She got a smile & hug after that.


Alissa said...

That is so funny! Or not...I have the whole situation only about other things. I hate it..." was just trying...blah blah blah...yes". It is so hard to get them to realize that the truth is most important. Alora has just started this too.

jettybetty said...

That girl does know her Bible!