“Butter, clear your plate from the table.”
“Butter, it’s time to do your homework.”
“Butter, get dressed for school/soccer/bed/church/errands.”
“Butter, brush your teeth.”
“Put the book down.”
“Get in the car.”
“Help your brother.”
I feel like we are in a never ending cycle of commands or requests & “No, I don’t want to!” followed by me/us needing to take something away from the Five Year Old Who Never Learns.
Parents of older children – this gets easier, right? If it doesn’t? LIE TO ME. I don’t know how much more I can take of this.
And obviously, he came home with a note yesterday telling us we needed to discuss appropriate behavior with him because he spent a lot of time in the “take a break” chair. When I asked him how many times he was there, he told me nonchalantly, “Oh, I had to go nine times because I wouldn’t listen to Mrs. K.”
This is not okay.