Justice, 3yo style

gavel and book near scales

2006

Last week one evening we had a lot of people over so Hubby extended our dining
room table out with all the leaves. It’s not how we usually have it but I
just haven’t bothered to take it all back down.

A little while ago either the Manager or Captain Earthquake stood up near it and bumped his ear. After tears had subsided, the 2 boys held court to determine what happened and how.

While they were at it, they went ahead with the accusation, trial, and sentencing. First the victim returned to the scene and acted out the events in question. His brother then examined the table and noticed that someone had extended the leaves, thus causing the problem. A short discussion later and Grandpa (my father-in-law) was officially accused. It only took another 30 seconds of deliberations to confirm his crime, and the jury then quickly reached consensus that Grandpa needs to sit in the naughty spot.

So we called him right up to tell him all about it.

Lol. 3 year olds are too much fun.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • PandaBean August 2, 2007, 4:22 pm

    Oh how great! What a blessing God has given us in our children. Laughter is so often the best possible medicine.

    God Bless!

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  • Cindy August 3, 2007, 4:40 pm

    How funny. It’s fun as they start turning your own thought process around on you, isn’t it.

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  • AmusingVideos.Info February 18, 2009, 6:31 pm

    Wow thanks I enjoyed reading it!

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  • Amy February 22, 2009, 12:55 am

    Holy moly, I didn’t realize I hadn’t responded to anyone on this post. My bad.

    PandaBean thanks! They are pretty funny.

    Cindy, yes that’s exactly it!

    AmusingVideos, you’re welcome. I still smile when I look back on the memory.

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  • Sunny March 31, 2009, 8:21 pm

    That’s such a cute story. I hope Grandpa apologized for his crime too, the meanie!

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  • Amy April 14, 2009, 11:20 pm

    Sunny, he was laughing too hard. The boys didn’t know why we all thought their injury was so funny. 🙂

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