Meet Mr. Ducky, the newest member of our family. He may be small, but he means business.
My mother-in-law actually passed the "brilliance of the timer" secret to me. Mr. Ducky has done nothing but charm me with his control over my children since the day he came home with us from the grocery store (Market Street--love them!). Here are some of his best perfomances:
Ring, Ring..."I'm sorry you have to get out of the bathtub, but Mr. Ducky just said time was up."
Ring, Ring..."Shucks, Mr. Ducky is making us go inside. Mommy really wanted to chalk with you all day."
Ring, Ring..."Oh, goody, Mr. Ducky said you can get out of time-out now."
Ring, Ring..."I would let you stay up until midnight, but Mr. Ducky just rang letting you know it's time for bed."
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