This is nothing special, well to you anyway. I'm not a scrapbook type, or a baby book writer, or even a picture printer. I'm terrible at recording memories. This blog is my attempt at holding on to some of my life as a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling Mom of 5. I am a country girl that lived in a big city for 14 years, and moved to the Deep South for quiet, quaint, small town living.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time Out- Step by Step.

Phases of Timeout.
Ginnie style.
 1. The ear piercing, blood curdling, alarms-the-neighbors, screaming.
 2. The just as loud, but more dawn out crying.
 3. The whimpering with occasional shrieks to remind you she is still there.
(My theory- this is how she conserves her energy)
4. The quiet.  The attitude is not quite fixed, but the demeanor has softened to a state where communication can finally happen. Many times she does not like the communication so we start the cycle all over.

These stages can repeat each other like 1-2-1-2-3-2-3-4-1-2-3........4.  
Yes, it can take a LONG time.
Can you imagine how it looks when we are not at home and strapped in a booster seat?
And people wonder why I stay home!
She has to learn something at some point, right?

Oh, I love you, Virginia Jane
My strongest-willed little girl.


  1. There is so much I appreciate and enjoy about you. And I admit being tempted to be jealous that you are home. Pray for me!

  2. Ummm, it goes both ways! I was at a planning retreat and I came home so excited. I told Troy, my opinion was asked for, appreciated, I was not interrupted, and didn't have to say the same thing 8 times before I was heard. He said that is what the real world is like! So, I too, am a but jealous of you!