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Disciplinary Proceedings 
22nd-Dec-2011 10:37 pm
Earlier in the Christmas season, Julie had gotten hold of the Advent calendar that tarkrai and katyhh gave her for Christmas and proceeded to consume all of the chocolate that it contained. Well, gluttony is its own reward, so Julie had no more candy.

Until she got Katie's matching calendar and consumed several pieces of the chocolate that it contained. Julie was admonished and Katie's calendar was locked away in the pantry behind the child-proof lock.

Sadly, the child-proof lock is not Julie-proof. The rest of Katie's candy was consumed this morning and not by Katie.

Daddy ended up as the Chief Justice in this situation and announced that Julie would forfeit her two remaining chocolate chip cookies to Katie. When the cookies were divided up for dessert tonight, Katie got Julie's cookies.

And the wailing was remarkable. daisy_knotwise and I reminded Julie that she'd gotten herself into this.

We'll see if the message takes.
23rd-Dec-2011 09:02 am (UTC)
Oh dear, oh dear :)
23rd-Dec-2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
well, you know me. I'm old school. I'd look at the amount of chocolate that she has denied her sister, and divide it evenly over the next days until the advent calendar runs out.

She doesn't get any of it. Katie does.

And every evening (since it's only a couple of evenings, I don't think it's THAT cruel) pull out the two advent calendars and point out that she already had hers, and then some.

Stealing is bad. Period.
23rd-Dec-2011 09:58 am (UTC)
Most parents could have taught Solomon a thing or two about judgements...
23rd-Dec-2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
I remember a similar situation in another household, not ours, your handled it way better than the parents I recall.
23rd-Dec-2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Well, at least it was a consequence that had impact in the moment. Those do tend to have a more lasting impression. I hate it when I do something like this, and the result is "So? I still got all the candy."
23rd-Dec-2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
"And the wailing was remarkable."

So she's got the lungs of a musician already?
25th-Dec-2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
This sounds fair to me. Julie got herself into this.

Kind of hard on the rest of you, though. You have my sympathy.
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