Thursday, February 25, 2010

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.


Same story.


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?'

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5 Comments:

At February 27, 2010 at 12:08 AM , Blogger undercover caterer said...

MEN!

 
At February 27, 2010 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Such Lovely Freckles said...

It's hard for little people to live up to the expectations of adults. Be obedient. Be kind. Use the Golden Rule. Mind your manners. That in itself can be frustrating. Little people have so little control. It can get a little overwhelming for them, especially when they reach a new developmental stage at which they realize that they have an opinion of their own, that they are capable of doing things, and they need to test what is good and what is not. :)

 
At February 28, 2010 at 3:27 AM , Blogger She Writes said...

Ift ain't easy! Moms have it tough.

 
At February 28, 2010 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Merrily Down the Stream said...

Perhaps I need to add that Gapetto and I were nearly apoplectic with laughter at his 'What were we TALKING ABOUT in there?' question.

 
At March 4, 2010 at 7:51 AM , Blogger 眼睛為貧 said...

成功是一把梯子,雙手插在口袋裡是爬不上去的。........................................

 

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