It's been a VERY long summer. PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:00

With one hand on her hip and the other hand turning in an "I will make good choices" essay written out one hundred times (while her older brother was still sobbing in the corner stuck on number thirty-three, "I'm going to need to amputate my arm tomorrow after all this writing.") our conversation wasn't what I had expected. I was hoping for "I've learned my lesson and will never torment my younger sister again."


Lola: Next time you should make us write it two hundred times.

Me: How come?

Lola: We could use the extra penmanship practice before school starts.

Me: ...




Ooooffff. School can't start soon enough, my little stinkers. There's a special place in heaven for homeschooling parents.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 23:37


# sarah 2012-08-23 00:50
We have turned writing assignments into essays. That way they have to give a reason as to why the choices they made were not the right ones. I am so with you on school.
# amy 2012-08-23 05:50
I LOVE this!!! I have to try it next time the girls will be fighting and wanting to beat the crap out of eachother. What happened to bring this "essay" to life?
# I am LOVD 2012-08-23 07:43
Amen to that!
# Lisa 2012-08-23 08:59
This is hilarious! What a clever little girl.
My parents used to make us write out lines. I'm glad to know we weren't the only ones!
# ShredderFeeder 2012-08-23 09:53
I wonder if it's something in the water this year.

Mine have been extraordinarily BAD this summer.... I'm thinking military school.
# Managed Chaos 2012-08-23 10:53
Glad we're not the only one who uses this parenting strategy. Tell Lola we've made one of our kids write a sentence 1000 times (for a more serious infraction). Bet she might not be so excited about her penmanship then ;)
# Elaine A. 2012-08-23 11:06
As soon as my G can write... ;-P

And I totally agree with that last line!
# mexmom 2012-08-23 16:38
After all; she is right, a few more stunts like that and her hand writing skills will improve even more.
# Hailey L. 2012-08-23 21:26
Love it! That is too funny. I too admire homeschooling parents. Amazing in my eyes. 4 days until school starts for us... but who's counting? ;-)
# Maryann Wohlwend 2012-08-23 22:24
Smiles, Pauline! As a double threat~Bible thumping Homeschool Mom~I just yelled at my kids write out, several times, in their best handwriting, Proverbs 15:1 "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
I support your constructive disciplinary may be closer to homeschooling than you might think!
# Alexa 2012-08-24 13:23
HA! this is brilliant, and I'm glad parents are still doing this. it schooled me a time or two back in the day.
# Flea 2012-08-24 16:19
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAhA!!!!! My mother made us write out passages of scripture when we misbehaved. I think she chose passages from the old testament, things about what the law required for disobedient children. Maybe just the ten commandments.
# mama bird diaries 2012-08-27 22:00
i agree. I don't know how they do it.

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Pauline Karwowski.

Is a self proclaimed globe trotting, minivan driving, SAHM stiletto ho.

Happily married mother to 3 Cleveland natives: Jay the son, Lola the daughter, and Fifi the banshee.

Now in Chicago, IL.

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