My DS who is 7 had a rough day. Well maybe I had the rough day?
We were getting ready to go get something to eat and some icecream. I called and called him to come home. He never showed up.
So I went to go look for him, when he walks out from behind the neighbors house, covered from head to toe in mud. I mean it was in his ears, caked in globs on his head, etc.
I was fit to be tied. He knows better. One of the kids, who also had mud spatters said they had a mud war.
We tried and tried to find out what happened. My ds made it sound like he was ganged up on and two older kids were picking on him.
We talked to the neighbor and they said he was just sitting in the mud hole.
Well he ended up being grounded for a week.
We did go out to eat. He refused to go up to the counter and ask for his free treat at DQ. He kepted saying he was scared. We were only 10 ft from the counter. All he had to do was had the lady his coin and ask for a vanilla cone.
Well for about 15 mintues he fussed and whined about going up to the counter.
By this time, we were all done with our icecream.
We finally decided if he couldn't ask for it himself he wasn't getting it.
Were we to harsh?
He has a hard time talking to other people and refuses to do things for himself.