Ugh, that was an awful word to type. I wouldn’t recommend it. The other day Jack had to be reminded about consequences for his actions. Isn’t parenting FUN??
me: How was your day?
Jack: Good. (he won’t make eye contact)
me: Really? What happened today?
Jack: It wasn’t my fault.
Jack: Well it wasn’t. HE kicked me so I kicked HIM back. That’s just how my life goes these days.
me: Really. Well. You remember how I said if you put your hands on any of your friends today, there would be no video watching tonight?
Jack: But I couldn’t help it! It wasn’t even my hand so THERE!
me: This morning you knew what you had to do, or not do, in order to watch a video. Did you do it?
me: Should I let you watch a video?
Jack: Of course.
Jack: Then what’s the point?
Jack: Of anything!
me: Parents have to teach their kids right and wrong. You know what to do when someone hits you first. And it’s NOT to hit them back.
Jack: It’s to get them back when no one is looking. I told you, this is just how my life goes… (he shrugs)