So, this church thing seems to be working. W has had a problem lately with opening the front door and going outside without a parent. He did it again today, and he went to time out for a long time (in a 2-year old's world, that is).
At the end, Steph and I were explaining why he had to go to time out--that it could be dangerous in the front yard without a parent. Steph said, "If there was a mean dog outside and he tried to jump on you, who would help you if mom or dad was not there?"
You're right, little boy. Jesus will help you. But, it's still a better idea to have mom or dad with you so you don't have to ask for a miracle.
He got to come out of time out after that. He's a good kid; it just takes a couple of times for things to sink in.