Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Old School - Breakin' Em In
It says, *I will not hit my sister in the face.*
After some thoughtful, chuckling deliberation I decided to make my son, the 6.32 year old Prince write that out on two sides of legal paper.
Admittedly, I did crack myself up - justifying the masochism by the fact that he not only really shouldn't be whopping his (deserving!) sister in the face, but also by the reality that he really needs the handwriting practice.
I vividly remember my father making me *write* for punishment. My depraved aunt did as well.
And I had a teacher in 4th grade - a crazy, lazy Armenian "Mr. Ellion"(sp?) - who sentenced misbehaving students to write, well, about every 10 minutes or so. Usually it was *2 pages, both sides* but occasionally he'd erupt to 3 or 4 pages, both sides. He made you write *I will not...* whatever it was you were doing at the time.
Once, now we're talking 1983-1984, he waddled into the classroom and a racial minority was doing the centipede on the radiator. Caught, Mike Burrell had to write *I will not do the centipede on the radiator in Mr. Ellion's classroom ever again.* on a cruel 4 pages of paper, both sides.
That was called *breakdancing*, you Moronic children (and forgetful-'old coots')!
Anyways, my son keeps walloping his sister in the face. Just the other day, he bloodied her lip up good in the middle of a pizza joint.
He doesn't have to tell me as I well know how FREAKIN' ANNOYING she can be.
But he's got to learn to pound her on her arm - charlie-horse style. That's what I used to do. I used to pound my sisters on their upper arm with a full punch. Anything near the face and my biological father would kill me.
I'm so exasperated with my son's incorrigible face-hitting that I'm contemplating teaching him my method from way back when.
We're not there yet though; next time he'll have to do four pages, both sides, and we'll see if that is effective.
Here's a better video:
Rereading this post I found an error - I was actually the racial minority in that school!