I don’t know what it is – but Vins has really been playing up recently. It could be the lack of routine. It could be that he’s bored. It could be that he needs to be back in school. It could be that he’s at “that age”, or it could just be that he’s being an ass.
I’ve just given him a talking to about his behaviour, general lack of manners and respect for others. And I may have even threatened him with boarding school. I know – that was a terrible thing to do!
He was silent. He just stared at me. And then he left the room. I felt bad. He looked a bit shocked.
He came back a few minutes later, piece of paper in hand, and said…
“Mama, I’ve made you a behaviour chart. When you’re bad, I’ll give you a cross and when you’re good, I’ll give you a check.”
I stared at him dumbfounded. I didn’t know what to say to him!
Eventually, I said, “That’s fine. But what will we do about your behaviour?”
He shrugged and walked off.
Lord help me.