I just have to write these down so I don’t forget. Sometimes I think the things he says now are more memorable than what he said when he was 3.
“Can you please let me make my own bad decisions?”
I will say, I really try to let him make his own bad decisions, as long as they are not TOO BAD. I would rather him learn by making mistakes now and hopefully take what he learns and move from there! But sometimes it is hard to watch him make dumb choices. But when he says things like that, it is like he is acknowledging, “I know this is dumb, but I am going to do it anyway.”
So I did let him do that, with the understanding that if he got a C on his report card, he would have to take a study skills class this summer.
How did that go? Well, he will be taking a study skills this weekend. I found a cool online one – The Dude’s Guide to Study Skills, hopefully it will help him learn to make his own good decisions!
He was looking for a birthday present for a friend that is a girl. I suggested, “You could buy her clothes.”
“I totally saw a dress at a garage sale on Saturday!”
I explained why that wouldn’t go over so well as a gift. Lucky for her he decided to listen to my advice that time. 😉