Today has been one of those days where I have struggled all day with Rory.
Struggle meaning that I realize the weight of parenthood and the weight of having to discipline Rory and all of my children. I want and desire strong discipline in our home because I LOVE Rory and I want the very best for her.
And before anyone says that she’s just a baby and doesn’t understand, that is simply absolutely not true. She will go to whatever she knows she’s not supposed to touch, climb, etc and say “no no”. She knows.
Anyway, we have tried “spanking” and usually she has laughed or it hasn’t stopped her from doing it as soon as she gets a chance. Well it’s not working obviously so today I started timeout with her. I put her away from everything and made her sit for one minute. IT WORKED (for now anyway). She hated it.
And of course, I couldn’t help but take a picture or two with my phone. ha!
The first picture is an example of what she has been constantly been getting into trouble for- climbing! The other two pictures are of her actually in time out.
And that’s real life around here, y’all. It’s not all smiles and perfect days. I know that starting young with a loving discipline is what we need to do and I KNOW it’s what God has called me to do as a parent. I’m just so thankful that God has given me an unconditional love for Rory and shows His example of this same love with the grace and forgiveness He is constantly giving me. My biggest prayer as a parent is to show an overflowing of love and grace to my children as God has shown me.