3.26.2004

I Am a Bitch, With a Chip on My Shoulder

Because I have had it with our kids thinking that violence is funny, I have told Iz that the new rule for us is that, if she or one of her friends hits someone else, we are leaving. If she is the victim, she is to tell that friend that "I don't play with people who hit me" and then walk away.

So today after school, when a friend took a swipe at her, I immediately announced that "Hitting means play time is over." Both kids were instantly hysterical, but we left anyhow. Iz was cool with it all in about a minute. The other child probably hates me. Too bad. A new regime is in effect.

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