Parenting is such a sweet challenge. I have my share of blessing being the father of 4 sons. I shall never complain...because...it's good. There are plenty of rules and regulations in place to keep some semblance of order in the house.
The boys earn 'time' that they can spend on the computer mainly by practicing their music or doing some sort of chore. We give them "Mum Bucks" that they collect and redeem here at home. It's their idea - and it seems to work fine.
Chris, my oldest boy at 13, is usually bankrupt. He's always out of "Mum Bucks"...so imagine my surprise to find him parked in front of the computer the other morning.
Me: "What are you doing on the computer?"
Chris: "You forgot to tell me what not to do."
That's rich eh? I forgot to tell him what not to do. I love how he shakes off the responsibility and throws it back on me as if it's my fault he's out of line. He's a smart cookie.
I laughed loud and hard.
4 days ago