My youngest got into some VERY minor trouble at school in a situation where the teacher was quite frankly being as childish as the boys involved.
Nonetheless I gave my cub the lecture about keeping oneself under control, especially when at the mercy of someone with authority over you, and use your head bla bla bla.
Instead of allowing him to skateboard with his friends after school, I told him he had to stay in and gave him a simple chore. Vacuum the entire house.
He decided it was unfair and in defiance of me, did not do one bit of it. I snatched him off the bus and told him he was now in a pissing contest and I would win, and he would vacuum the house. He said "Why?"
Before I knew what had hit me I was possessed by the spirit of my grandfather and I jumpd up, stuck my finger in his chest and said "Because I pay for the roof over your head, the clothes on your back, he food in your belly, because I'm your father,because I'll shut your smart mouth for you if you like, and because I said so. That's all you need to know!"
Do I need an exorcism?
P.S. As I type, I hear the vacuum running upstairs. Little does young cub know that when he finishes this "punishment" for getting in trouble yesterday....he faces another one for starting the pissing contest and talking back to me. Hopefully he'll learn something. :wink:
And tell squinney to stop giggling over there.....this is serious business...