This is how it’s been going in my house…
“Good morning! We’re going to go to the swimming hole today in the mountains” (talking to my youngest two while they are sitting on their computers in the office).
“Good Morning, Mom,” they both say.
“Wait, what are you talking about? You made us go to the Boardwalk yesterday. Why are you forcing us to do things that we don’t want to do? I don’t want to go anywhere.” Complains my #3 Son with an exasperated and stressed look on his face.
“You know, you can get as mad at me as you want. It’s summer. We are going to enjoy it and life while we can. You’re going to go and have some fun and get out of this office. I can just take your computer privileges away for the summer, then maybe you would lean that there is more to do than just sit in a room all day and play on your computer. So, be ready, we are leaving to be there by noon.” Then I left the room to make breakfast.
A few minutes later I walked into the office after my husband came in from outside and his conference call. “So, apparently I’m the bad guy, because I want to spend the day with the Boys at the river swimming at a swimming hole.” My husband just made a quirky face. He knows exactly what I’m talking about. They do it to me all the time.
Then, my #4 says, “A hole, why are we swimming in a hole?” While he is giggling and being silly.
As I’m in the kitchen making breakfast, my #3 came in and said he was sorry with a big hug. Not once, but twice. He is super, super sweet. I wasn’t even mad or upset. It’s nice that he doesn’t want me feeling that way though. I’m thankful that he can say he is sorry. I told him that we were going to have a great day.
I truly love my Boys. Now off to wake up the older two and go through the same conversation with them. Hahaha! 🙂