So how many warnings is enough?

A week ago the kids were banned from ipads/tech for a week for being psychos in a grocery store. One week later they’re banned from ipads/tech for a week for being psychos in a grocery store. In each case they were stopped and warned multiple times that they would be losing iPads/tech for another week if they did not calm down and in every of the 7-9 warnings I recall they said they understood and went right back and did it again.

We’re talking bumping into other people, grabbing bread off the shelf and dancing with it, being so loud in a warehouse store that you could hear them anywhere.

The ban hit and was enforced again, literally 22 steps from the exit. Literally all they would have had to do was stop being grocery store jerks for 22 steps. I’m guessing 30 seconds. All they had to wait. The warnings were extremely clear “do you understand you’re going to lose the iPads if you don’t calm down?” both responded yes “can you repeat what I have told you” both responded. “this is your forth warning, we’re going through those doors over there in about two minutes” – of course there were 3 more warnings.

I’ve got a product review to do this week, two kids who are not touching tech for a week, and yeah. Fun times.

The 5yo’s been a sheer demon the last 8-9 days since we got back from vacation. She’s wandered into traffic, assaulted a couple of kids with a toy sword after surrendering, gotten into trouble because she refused to wear a life vest because she thinks she can swim, removed a kid’s seatbelt while in a camp-bound vehicle, kicked her sister on video, two grocery store incidents, lerd… she used to be the good one.

These are not smart choices.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.