Mama: "Girls, we need to get this mess cleaned up. There are toys everywhere. Start picking them up and putting them away . . . now!"
Maddy: "But Mama, I don't want to pick up my toys."
Mama: "Well, Maddy, I'll give you a choice. You can either pick up the toys or go to time out."
Maddy: pauses for a moment, looks at me and says "Mama, I think I'll just go to time out." And she turns around and begins to walk herself to timeout. Seriously! The girl would rather sit in timeout than pick up her toys!
Anyway, I cut that off pretty quickly and said, "Well, you can sit in timeout. But don't come out until you're ready to pick up your toys."
So, she sat in timeout for 3 or 4 minutes and then came out and started picking up her toys. I can only assume it's all downhill from here!