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Four Blocks

I’m over on the NYC Moms Blog today, mouthing off about something that happened earlier this week.  Jake wanted to ride his Shred Sled to school.  I often let him ride his skateboard to school (the only reason not to let him is if I’m not going right home after drop-off, because I get stuck with the skateboard and helmet), so I had no problem with him switching to the Shred Sled.  I was really proud of him when he learned how to ride that thing, because it seems like it shouldn’t be possible, but he’s pretty good on it.  What he isn’t, though, is fast.  I didn’t realize that it would take us twice as long to get to school, so by the time we were a block away I told him to give it to me so that he could run the rest of the way.  He didn’t want to, and actually grabbed it back from me, and we wrestled with it for a few seconds before I regained my composure and threatened him with a big punishment.

When he wouldn’t hand over the Shred Sled I handed down the promised punishment: a day without TV, computer and video games.  He handed it over then, and it should’ve ended there, except as we were crossing the street I told him that that was a really ugly way to start our morning, and he said “The only ugly thing here is your face.”  OK, two days.  “Yeah, well, you’re not the boss of me!  You’re too stupid to be the boss of me”  Wanna bet?  Three days.

So frustrating.  I wish he would just hurry up and realize that he’s not going to win.

Four Blocks

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