The other day Thomas did something for which he got in trouble. Part of his punishment was to replace the item he destroyed and he was sent to his room.
As he was walking up the stairs this is our conversation:
Thomas: Mom, don't tell dad.
Me: We don't keep secrets, so I am going to tell dad.
Thomas: (Now WAILING) NO, DON'T TELL DAD. I DON'T WANT TO GO TO JAIL.
Thomas: If you tell dad, I will have to go to jail, and I'm too little to go to jail.
Where does he get this stuff?
Then with Jack.
Ben and I have been talking about holding Jack back a year in school. There are many reasons for this, and we have talked to Jack about some of them.
The other day, I was reminding him of some of the changes we were looking for.
Me: Now, Jack, you know that we need to see some improvement so that you can move on to grade 2.
Jack: Yes. But mom, I don't want to stay back another year.
Me: I know, but we need to see some changes.
Jack: I know, but mom, I don't want to wait an extra year to go to University.
Well at least he has motivation.
I hope that motivation stays with him for the next few years, like until he graduates high school.
And now for some family pictures. We all ended up wearing white shirts. In my opinion it might have been a little much, but we still looked nice, so we took some pictures.
This kid is ALWAYS picking his nose.