TIME OUT given to Grandma Boom by Granddaughter proves Inspirational
“No. I don’t! You go TIME OUT, Boo!” Grayson and Claire were having fun with the bubbles I got them for afternoon play. When I told them it was time to get ready for bath time and go inside, Miss Claire did not like the idea. She took my hand and led me to the stairs inside the house, then declared it was my TIME OUT time and directed me to “SIT ON STAIRS.” It was so darling that I complied. She walked away, then back and forth checking on me, repeating, “TIME OUT, Boo!” I sat a little bit then jumped up with a fun idea about bath time and bubbles. Thank goodness I wasn’t TIMED OUT anymore! hahahaha
Figuring out to blend the outdoor fun bubbles to taking them into the bathtub was the winning point to make transition easier with the kids.Claire’s two year old “time out” for me actually stimulated me to think of it. She didn’t know how to tell me her feelings about stopping playing. Normally, she screams. So this was a great change where she felt listened to and I got inspired. It’s always important to try to figure out where children are coming from if at all possible.