Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Time Out

Mom was at our house earlier today and the kids were competing for her attention. Annabeth said, "Bibby, me! Bibby, me!" I'm pretty sure that was the first time she ever said "me." We were cracking up.



After Bibby left, Jackson was taunting Annabeth with some toy he doesn't really care about and she just went right ahead and hit him. So I put them both in time out.



I kept a very stern look on my face while retrieving my camera to document this new aspect of family life - sibling rivalry. (They were pretty cute sitting there.)



I'm hoping for a mild case, but what I deserve is for them to drive me crazy until I'm old and gray.

42 comments:

Christine said...

Ha!! So cute! My brother and I were good friends and got along great from about the time we were 12 (me) and 10 year old. We were pretty much completely out of one another's worlds by that point. The down side is that although we are very close now, I know if he'd been a she, we'd be even closer. I have 2 girls and keep hearing that they'll be at each others' throats 'til well into their teen years and yet so incredibly close as adults. Silly me, I'm hoping for the best of both worlds!

Rhonda said...

Annabeth seemed to take it a little better than Jackson. Just think one day he will be fighting to protect that sweet sister of his!

shana said...

man, she's a keeper. what a doll. they don't come much cuter than that . . . sorry about the hitting though, that's no fun. my 5 are all home together all day every day now that school's out and that's a test of everyone's patience, let me tell you! (especially their pregnant and slightly-crabby-already momma)! we've got more than our share of sibling rivalry as well!
yikes!
blessings,
shana

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love how she's looking at him in the first picture like "Look what you got us into!" So cute!

Heather said...

When my Mom is here it is the same way and Connor even gets mad at us for trying to talk or have a conversation!!!! They just LOVE their Grammy!!

joy in the journey said...

tell me how you kept a straight face with your sweet girl smiling at you that way??? did you secretly go squeeze her up after it was all over????
...SO cute :)

Kim said...

The picture of Annabeth smiling while she is in time out is priceless. Jackson does not seem quite as happy. I have a feeling he might have more experience with this :)

Siesta OC said...

Well AB looks like she's having a blast - with that fountain of blonde and pink attached to the top o' her head.

This is hilarious! Its such a great shot.

Siesta OC said...

I love the one where they are looking at eachother like "its your fault!!"

Kimberly said...

My Anna (20 mos.) thinks time out is pretty novel right now too. She's as happy to be there as Annabeth seems to be. It's like a promotion in life, I think, to be old enough for banishment.

Katie said...

Okay, the best part is how vastly different their facial expressions are...hahahahahahaha! Too funny! Bless their little hearts...

deborah said...

Very cute... I have three boys and often feel like I'm the ref in a boxing match. You over here, you're in this corner...and you're in this one.

They laugh and squeel and I have to admit that sometimes I do too.

Yesterday they were jumping (flying) off the couch onto bubble wrap having the greatest time...and I was picturing myself with one of them in the ER!

Bobbie said...

LOL! How did you keep a straight face when taking these pictures?? That's so funny. I agree, I think AB took the whole timeout a lot better than Jackson--he knows what it's really all about!

You really are a great Mom!

valerie said...

Too cute Amanda!

Marla Taviano said...

I love it!! Is it bad that I'm delighting in their wrongdoing?

Traci said...

Priceless!

Sister Lynn said...

My sister and I are 13 months apart - we drove our mom crazy with our bickering. She always said she hoped we had two just like us. Well, I ended up in the convent. And my mom's wishes were fulfilled when my sister had 2 girls 13 months apart (completely unplanned!). She said she's getting what she deserves!

You're two cuties are precious - Annabeth doesn't seem to realize she's being punished! Thanks for sharing the sweet pics!

blessings - sister Lynn

Marc and Charity said...

That look on his face is so sad but funny!

Maryellen said...

Annabeth looks so happy like she is having fun, not sure she gets it hah But from the expression on Jackson's face - he sure gets it.
Bless their hearts . . .

Mommy Nash said...

Oh how cute. Annabeth's hair is DARLING here. I think you have perservered through the difficult hair phase you talked about a while back, because this is precious. They are both so cute.

Fran said...

Absolutely LOVE Jackson's face!!!

Alison said...

Precious, precious! I need to take some pics of my kids in time out...that's a great memory! :)

Jennifer said...

Love it!!! They are so cute. And oh do we have those moments too! Sometimes I have to turn my head so they don't see my smiling!

lavonda said...

seriously, that's just adorable.

when mine got a little older than this (like 5 and 9 yrs old) I'd make them sit and hold hands when they had a spat. had to sit there til they were talking nice and laughing together. (sat 45 min one time!)
but they sure do get a long well today... heehee :)

you seem like such a good mama.
this is a precious time in your life!

Tara G. said...

I temporarily own all of the train tracks and trains, Lincoln Logs, and Tinker Toys due to sibling "love." And my boy's little sister got to keep the blocks- for good. That was a rough lesson.... :)

bethany said...

Pretty funny! So glad that you captured it with your camera :)

Sarah said...

They are cute--especially the ones where AB is smiling from ear to ear! :)

Love her outfit and hairdo/bow too! :) I think you've passed the awkward hair phase--YAY! :)

Lindsay said...

Donna was just telling me yesterday how Cael and Jude were hitting each other so she had to sit them in time out. Jude was very unhappy, but Cael was just laughing and playing on the chair like he had no cares in the world.

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh too funny! And I commend you for being able to keep a straight face while taking these pictures, because I must say, they are even cute while in timeout, haha!!

Sunni said...

Oh my goodness! The look on Annabeth's face. She doesn't seem at all bothered by time out.

Erin said...

I love how AB is smiling in timeout but J is all grouchy....he obviously understands the purpose ot a timeout....and his legs look so long! They're both getting so big!!!

Tammie Head said...

Amanda, I love this!!!! So darn cute!!!!

Holly said...

Ahhhh, I love it! Hee hee hee!!

Toknowhim said...

Oh my goodness...these pictures are great... I have seen the same face that Jackson made on my boys when they get in trouble.

Annabeth is adorable...she doesn't seem to be bothered by the time out session...her smile is great...

Lauren said...

I'm cracking up over how Annabeth is smiling, even though she's being punished. Ha! Maybe it's an instinct when the camera is out?

Jill said...

Now that is hysterical!!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh it just gets better and better from there! Mine were sitting on the couch holding hands earlier, as a punishment for fighting. It works until someone squeezes a hand too tightly and then we're somehow right back where we started! LOL By the way, I deserve the same thing until I'm old and gray too.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Ah, that's great:) Makes me laugh inside-and smile!:)

katiegfromtennessee

Living day by day for Jesus said...

BAAAA HAHAHA!!!! They are sooo cute!!! Getting big too! And...the person named, "Lemonade makin mama"...she just totally made me crave a big glass of lemonade...YUM!!!

bethany said...

This looks oddly familiar....

Nesha said...

Love their faces: Jackson being mad and Annabeth smiling!

Mine are 9 & 12 and now time-out is in their rooms so they can't keep taunting each other with looks or words.

The Marquarts said...

just browsing through and saw these hilarious pics! isn't it funny how time-out affects each child differently?! annabeth is just sitting there with a smile...and jackson looks like he is completely miserable!