It is currently 9:06 a.m. and I already want to sell my child on eBay.? I was fortunate enough to be able to sleep in this morning, but that’s where there the goodness stops.
My breakfast was less than satisfying.? I was deluding myself to think that the gluten free waffles that I complained about last time I bought them were better than the last time.? Damn you gluten free waffle company for changing your recipe.? I liked them just the way they were before.? And damn you even more for making the store put them on sale so people I would buy them.? 2 boxes even.
After breakfast my real trouble started.
We have a rule in our house that the boy MUST get dressed immediately after breakfast.? If he doesn’t we run the risk of him never getting dressed.? I know, I could just leave him in his PJs all day, but dammit if I have to get dressed so does he.? The other thing is he is required to get dressed by himself.? You know how long it took us to teach him the simple skill of getting dressed on his own?? A very long time.? I was determined to send my child to preschool with the ability to pull up his own pants.? Unfortunately, he seems to have forgotten that little part.? He now lacks the capacity to pull up his pants after peeing.
Sorry I got side tracked there.
So I told the boy to get dressed and he told me “no” and started backing away from me down the hall… thinking it was a game.? There are no two and three chances in our house.? It’s an all or nothing kind of thing.? I’m mean like that.? To which he proceeded to again tell me no and then started yelling at me.? I tried the ignor method.? That worked well… he just screamed louder.? I gave him another chance to get dressed when I reminded him of the consequences for not getting dressed.? He started, but then changed his mind.? Then more screaming.
It came down to me wrestling him into his clothing.? Then he started in on wanting to watch his father leave.? (it’s his thing)? I told him that he could not because he didn’t get dressed.? (don’t judge.? The process of consequences goes, if he dawdles getting dressed his father leaves and he misses the opportunity to watch him go.)? You would think that this was the end of the world.? The screaming.? Oh the humanity.? The trusty husband was so eager to get away from it all he didn’t even say good bye to me.
Eventually he calmed down.? I then remembered that he hadn’t gone pee yet this morning.? I told him to go (I knew he had to go) but being the defiant little shit he was I was met with yet another no.? Shocking.? I physically put him on the stool, but he wouldn’t go while I stood there.? I finally gave up and left and the kid peed like a race horse (of course just moments before he told me he didn’t have to go).? I told him to pull up his pants.? He needs the practice, he starts school in 2 weeks.? “I CAN’T!!!”? He would pull them up just to push them back down and scream at me.
All this and more before 9:00 this morning.? I would pawn him off on someone today, but he spent most of last week with other people.? I just keep telling myself… two more weeks until school starts.