About last night
The Bunny Rabbit seems to be going through some boundary stretching exercises.
He gets into his share of trouble because he has an attention span of about a nano second. But he is sweet and loving and really a very good boy at heart.
We have been talking about his moods lately. He seems to think everyone is out to get him. And he is argumentative and questions authority (me) which doesn't sit well with Momma.
Yesterday his teacher took me aside to tell me of his behavior at school.
So last night Gapetto and I had a Big Talk with him.
First we assured him that we love him. Then we asked him if anything is bothering him.
Then we asked if he was frustrated. He allowed that he was but was unable to put it into words.
We proceeded with the rest.
Respect. Obedience. Being kind. Doing as you are told. How you might handle things differently.
He began to cry and said everyone was getting him into trouble.
We talked about owning your own actions. About doing the right thing. About thinking independently of your friends.
We hugged and this Mommy was misty eyed.
An hour or so later I saw him alone in the den.
I went in to hug him and I told him I loved him again.
He looked me straight in the eye and asked a little peevishly,
'What were we TALKING ABOUT in there?'