Lately my darling son has been a real dick. Yeah, that’s the story I’m leading with, do you have a problem with it? IF SO I WILL GROUND YOU. I am pretty much the best at grounding people lately.
I think the most frustrating part of his recent behavior at school, which has been mostly about him refusing to do the things he is supposed to do, is that I don’t get it. It doesn’t seem smart, and I don’t handle Not Smart very well. If Behavior B gets you in trouble, but Behavior A gets you rewards and fun, WHY WOULD YOU KEEP DOING BEHAVIOR B I MEAN COME ON YOU ARE A LEARNING ROBOT ARE YOU NOT? I was only rebellious at school when I wouldn’t get caught, which wasn’t until I was a senior in high school. It’s a little cocky for this seven-year-old to think he’s going to get away with it.
Today I picked him up and the first words out of his mouth were, “My necklace is bad luck.” And I’m like, “(head-tilt, question-mark eyes)” and he’s all, “It’s bad luck because I had a bad day today.”
SO NOW HE THINKS I’M STUPID, TOO.
Anyway, parenting is fun. Thanks for letting me get that out.