Thursday, August 22, 2013

Naptimes and Spankings

Milo's naptime. Oh, Milo's naptime. It seems like we're always in the midst of some sort of phase with it, and I've never found one thing that consistently works. We've tempted him with incentives and threatened him with consequences. What is effective one day loses its magic the next day. All this to say, Nate has a standing consequence with Milo that if he doesn't nap, he gets a spanking when Nate gets home for disobeying me.

Nate walked in after work yesterday to a frazzled Kate and a Milo who hadn't napped, so he told him to wait in his room for a spanking. A few minutes later, while I was changing Lucy's diaper in her room, I heard Nate walk in. They sat down in Milo's chair and talked for a few minutes about what Milo had done wrong, and then Milo managed to talk his way out of a spanking with the funniest thing I've ever heard a child say. "Be careful with my bottom, Daddy. It's fragile." Game over. We all laughed. The spanking was off.
Milo was watching a movie on Sabbath and was literally sitting in this angelic pose.

Lucy is smiling all the time these days. I can't get enough of it.

Again... Literally sitting like this.

Milo loves when I put him in Lucy's bed to help wake her up.

Beautiful girl.


  1. Ask him if Nate's the one who put the crack in his bottom! Ha ha!

    1. Hah! That's a new one. Let me just wait and see how long it takes him to come up with that on his own...

  2. ohmy sweet baby girl....just beautiful