Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote in holyterrors,
Azure Jane Lunatic
azurelunatic
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Sometimes, you really wish you could spank other people's kids.

Sometimes, you really wish you could spank other people's kids. Not because you're mad at them, though there is a certain amount of frustration, but because a light swat on the butt often does wonders for the attention span of a kid who thinks they can get away with disobeying.

In this case, I was babysitting two kids: boy, ten, and girl, four. She was being an absolute brat about getting dressed. She was lying on the floor, giggling, and refusing to get dressed.

I so wished that I had the authority to stand her abruptly on her feet, and give her a swat on the seat of the lack-of-pants. I didn't. I was irritated with her. I was 16.

Nonviolent way of getting her attention? I thought about it for a moment, then disappeared to the kitchen, and reappeared with a glass of water.

Water.
Face.
A sudden lack of giggling.

She got dressed, after that.
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