Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
When do Parents Need a Time Out? | Amazing Uses of Duct Tape
It’s no mystery. Sometimes mommies and daddies don’t know how to get us to sit still.
I love to eat standing up. Take a bite. Take a walk. Take a bite. Get a hug. Take a bite. Give a hug.
I do this to keep my weight down. 😎
Eat slowly. Stay active.
But some mommies and daddies want their little boys and girls to stay still.
Ice, ice, ice.
And that doesn’t work.
So, the mommies and daddies find creative, and well, um, dumb ways to get their kids to stay still.
“Honey. Bring me the duct tape.”
“What’s up now?”
“Well, I can’t get Billy Bob to stop running around.”
“I have an idea.”
I have buried my daddy in the sand at the beach before. But he could get out anytime he wanted.
Billy Bob? I am not sure he can get down off the wall anytime he wants.
And what’s going to happen when they take him down off the wall?
And when they take the tape off of him?
Duct tape – good for hair removal, too?
Maybe they’re television was broken and they couldn’t have movie night.
“Honey, the TV is broken. What do you want to do?”
“Well we haven’t taped junior to the wall for a while. You want to do that tonight?”
Is it time for these parents to have a time out?
Maybe they should be taped to the wall, no?
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Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.