I didn't want to use it, but there has come time. Emma Jane is just a playful spirit, and I have not been able to have her take me seriously. She will always look at me and laugh anytime I try to punish her...until tonight.
I finally developed my "Mom" voice. The "you know you're in trouble voice." The "I mean business voice." It is not a yell, just a firm, stern voice. And, I hate using it. I hate using it on Emma Jane who is so sweet and kind and innocent. But, I really have tried everything.
I guess the good thing is that I found something that worked. But, everytime I use my stern, mom voice, I just want to hug her and tell her I love her more. I want to play with her more.
Oh, the joys of punishing. I guess I will have many years of using my "mom" voice. But, I am definitely not used to it.