We went to play in our yard this afternoon. The big girls were having a blast making a pot of “soup” until Aubrey (4) picked up the ginormous lid to the pot and bashed Emma’s (3) head with it like she was crashing cymbals together. The attack was totally unprovoked, I witnessed the entire thing as I sat on a bench feeding Sadie her bottle.
Aubrey was immediately exiled to timeout. I set the kitchen timer for five minutes and told her I didn’t want to hear ONE word out of her until the timer went off or we would start over. After approximately 45 seconds Emma came into the den crying and said, “Momma, can my sister come pway wif me? Her is sooo sobby.”
Me: Honey, she is in timeout for hitting you.
(Still complete silence from the timeout corner.)
Emma: (begins crying) But Momma, I wub her, and I want to pway wif her….
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