Monday, December 10, 2007

Last man standing or King of the hill?

A standoff of epic proportions is currently in progress at my house. Sam would rather do NOTHING than do his homework (due tomorrow). So there is no Playstation...no tv...no computer...no toys.

Yes, I'm trying to teach him a lesson about getting things done sooner and not waiting until the last minute. But maybe...just maybe...I've also found a sneaky way to get some peace for myself.

And he has NO IDEA.

It's days like this when I feel like I've got this mommy thing under control.

**update**
It took him until 3pm to concede defeat...and another hour to actually complete the homework. Now we're going to race Playstation Corvettes against one another. :o)

6 comments:

Ruby said...

Sounds like you've got it under control to me:)

Marcia said...

This is too funny! :):)
But...does this not also mean that Mom is without Playstation, as well? Hmmmm..... :)

Shinny said...

Wow, where does he get his stubborness from? ;) Good luck with that. Hopefully you can get this to work now at 5 instead of waiting until 14 like I did. At least at 5 he is still in awe of the parents, 14, not so much.

MB said...

Gotta love it when they find their will. Oh, and when they find it and you show them how tough mommy's is to boot! Go mommy!

BTW, since you asked Laura about pictures...ahem, when was the last picture you posted of Myles?!? Hmmmm?

Carole said...

Can I just say that you are my hero???? What an awesome idea. I'm totally trying it sometime.
~Carole

Aurelia said...

Stick to your guns, just like that sweetie.

If you give up now, you will regret it for the rest of your life, so even if her cries, begs, hits, bites, whatever, never give in.

I'm standing here sternly in solidarity with you! I salute you comrade! ;)