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The Tattle Jar
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Ray    Posted 11-07-2003 at 17:08:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got sick of the kids running in every 5 minutes to inform me that so and so just pinched, hit, kissed me, or called me a booger. So I have instituted the Tattle Jar. No more whining. They have to write it down compete with the date and insert said compaint in a mason jar. Sunday will be court. I will be judge and jury and the kids will be the plaintiffs and defendants. The hitch is the plaintiff will have to remember the the incident or it will be dismissed. Those few incidences that are recalled will be heard and punishments, if any, will fit the crime. This shoud be fun, and the jar is filling up.
One tattle rule caveat: if there is squirting blood from a kid or damage to the house or any parental property, real tattling must be employed.

Juliana    Posted 11-07-2003 at 20:30:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
What a heck of an idea! Not knowing how old your kids are or if they get an allowance, you might make them "pay" a fine for the wrong doing.You and Mrs. will have a prepaid vacation soon! LOL!

Charles(Mo)    Posted 11-07-2003 at 19:20:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is an interesting idea. I only have 1 kid at home now, she is 16. So I don't need this for us. But I would like to know how Sunday goes for you.

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Vic in Kenefick    Posted 11-07-2003 at 19:17:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I see yard mowing, car washing, trash hauling, wood splitting and a number fo nameles/ endless details to this idea. This idea is so good I almost wish I had kids again.

KellyGa    Posted 11-07-2003 at 18:17:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bet my Mama wished she'd thought of that when me and my sister were growing up! LOL! Better stock up on paper! :)

Doc    Posted 11-07-2003 at 18:17:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make em' pay a fine. You might as well get something out of such a good idea.

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