After disciplining/punishing/reprimanding our brood, we always have a debriefing time, to make sure they know what behavior needed correcting, and why.
I have had it with the sassy mouths. Second only to whining, a sassy mouth sends me over the edge, so much so, that I want to dive headfirst through the glass fireplace screen.
Tonight at supper, Reese had a sassy mouth moment and got sent straight up to her room. A bit later I went up there for her debriefing. And here's how it went down.
Me: "Why did I send you to your room?"
Reese: "Because I had a sassy mouth."
Me: "Why is it not good to have a sassy mouth?"
Reese: "Because your mommy and daddy will put you in time out."
Me(trying my darndest to suppress a giggle): "Ummmm....."
Reese (excitedly interrupting): "No, wait! I know a good one....because that is being a blooper." (Blooper is a word used for ungrateful whiny children in one of our devotionals).
Me (prompting more): "And it's disre---..."
Me: "Disrespectful to our...."
Me: "PARENTS! IT'S DISRESPECTFUL TO OUR PARENTS!"
Reese: "Ohhhh yeah...parents...parents."