Keeping a Straight Face

I had to reprimand Zoe last night for sliding her white crayola on our black side table. The white so much contrasted the black surface that you’d cringe upon seeing it. Normally, I would make her face the blank wall of our bedroom while seated on her stool. This time the stool was nowhere to be found so I made her stand facing the wall. Her dad was witness to everything that was happening, which made my “disciplining mom” act all the more difficult. Zoe knew I was punishing her for a naughty deed, but she also knew her daddy was amused and she can get away with it because she had an ally in her dad. So there she was, standing in front of our wall, which by the way isn’t as blank as before, what with all the doodles here and there. The only problem was Zoe wasn’t facing the wall at all. Sure, her body was standing in front of it but her head was rotated to where her dad was and she was smiling and even giggling! I think she knew she can get away with it by smiling! Her dad wasn’t looking at her anymore (because if he did, Zoe would see him smiling), while I was trying my very best to suppress my laughter and hide my grin. Zoe was still calling her dad’s attention, finding the punishment all too amusing. That’s when humor got me, and my hubby and I burst into fits of laughter. It was just too hard to keep a straight face! Being a parent can be tough! Better luck next time for me : )

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April 10, 2007. Family.

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