This morning C and I had a little conversation (complete with hand-drawn illustrations) about self control vs. mommy control. When we are considering something that is wrong, we decide whether to control ourselves (happy faces) or if mommy will have to control us (angry/sad faces). Either we think, "I probably shouldn't do that," or Momma needs to say, "Go sit in the time-out chair!"
Now, when she starts to do something undesirable, she says, "Oops! Mommy control!' and sits in our comfy chair until she settles down.
WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS TWO YEARS AGO???