Timeout or bath?

So recently we’ve been using timeouts as a disciplinary tool for Ruby. We put her in the laundry room and let her calm down or become more agreeable.

Yesterday’s exchange (rough translation to English):

Dad: Ok Ruby!  Time for a bath!
Ruby: Don't want to!
Dad: Have to bath!
Ruby: Don't want to!
Dad: Have to bath!
Ruby: Don't want to!
Dad: Ok, timeout or bath?
Ruby: Timeout!  <runs to laundry room, sits there and starts singing happily>

… a couple minutes later she ran to the bathroom for her bath.

2 thoughts on “Timeout or bath?”

  1. Dad: Ok Ruby! Ai seh shiung koo!
    Ruby: Buai!
    Dad: Ai!
    Ruby: Buai!
    Dad: Ai!
    Ruby: Buai!
    Dad: Ok, timeout a seh shiung koo?
    Ruby: Timeout!

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