You can imagine the conversation that my friend had to listen to as I abruptly started talking to Violet...
Me ~ You do NOT EVER stick your hand in this sink and ESPECIALLY NOT in the disposal!
Violet ~ But I just wanted to heeellllppp!
(Meanwhile, I'm listening to my friend chuckle over the phone.)
Me ~ Yes, and while I appreciate that, you still do not ever do that again. Do you understand me?
Violet ~ Yes mam. But why can't I do that?
Me ~ Because it can really, Really, REALLY hurt you!
And, with that response Violet runs off to her room to play again.
Me (to my friend) ~ I'm sorry about that.
Friend ~ nothing to apologize for! That's a lesson that has to be taught immediately.
Me ~ Right.
Friend ~ If that doesn't work then you can always get one of her dolls and stick it in the disposal. I'm sure she'll get the point then. (My friend has the same sarcastic sense of humor that I have.)
Me ~ Yeah, right! I'll be paying for therapy for that one for years to come!!! (Again, sarcastic humor.)
Like I'd ever actually stick my daughter's favorite doll in the disposal!