That's right, if he pokes my eye out I'm gonna put a rod in the fire and poke out his own.
Well, maybe not that much -- but the kid needs a reality check.
"Conner, are your teeth brushed?"
(toothbrush dry as a bone)
10 minutes later:
"Mom, when are you gonna pack my lunch?"
"It's already done."
"No it's not."
"Sure it is, why wouldn't you beleive me?"
then I smile and ask him how it feels to be lied to.
Problem is, I think he's lying as easily as he does brush his teeth, it comes naturally right now, and I am NOT OK with that. At all.
In response to the jacket situation I decided that paying for a new one with his allowance just wasn't harsh enough, he's going to work for minimum wage in order to pay for a new one. I figure a new hoodie (not on sale, just a hoodie) is about 20 bucks. He'll be doing 3 hours of work in order to pay for it. I will act like a manager, and I told him if I fire him he'll have to wait a week to start a "new job". He's also not getting hired to do anything until next week. He needs to experience coldness.
Yes, I am that mean.
In other news, he's doing pretty well in school, especially math olympiad. I guess they work on really hard math problems together, and then they take quizes once a month and compete with other schools. He' really enjoying it. I really need to focus on the good parts of him lately.
Oh , did I mention he got silly putty stuck in his hair on Sunday and then decided to just cut it out. He is now sportin' a nice bald spot on the top of his head. It's super cool.
Thinking positive... thinking positive... right?