You read that correctly.
We are going to talk about couch privileges.
Or, more accurately, how, in this house, getting to sit on the couch is a privilege.
It being a privilege means that sometimes it is a privilege that is taken away.
And basically I am just going to see how many times I can say the word ‘privilege’ in one post. I’m kidding! Please don’t stop reading.
If your littles are anything like my littles they are rough little hooligans who do not understand proper behavior when it comes to furniture. And how to act on said furniture.
I have lost count of how many times I have had to say things like…
“Stop jumping on your bed!”
“Don’t stand on the coffee table!”
“The couch is not for gymnastics!”
“I’m not driving you to the ER when you…”
Before you get all mad at me and say I am a bad mom, I would actually drive them to the ER if they got hurt, I would just also make them feel guilty about it for the rest of their lives. That’s what Mom is for!
Obviously my littles are super awesome listeners! So when I say something once they forever remember it and never ever ever do that thing again.
Said no Mom ever.
This means there has to be punishment after they have decided to ignore my umpteenth scolding.
For treating the couch like a gymnasium the punishment is losing couch privileges.
Meaning, they no longer get to sit on the couch.
Which is obviously the end of the world and it makes me the worst Mom ever.
*insert all the eye rolls here*
Clearly their whole world is going to crumble because they can’t sit on the couch right then and there. The same couch that they have been treating as a trampoline for the past fifteen minutes.
Guess what happens as soon as they earn their couch privileges back…
Well, there you have it, it’s been ju…GET OFF THE TV STAND!…just another Manic Momday!
Is this just me?! Am I the only crazy Mom who takes the couch away from her kids?!
Do your littles climb and jump on EVERYTHING?!