Well, school’s out and it’s not even June. It still feels weird to this girl from the North.
Anyway, I’m trying to keep the Boy entertained, as well as doing some pseudo-homeschooling. Monday was good, but the week kinda went downhill. Yesterday I felt like I didn’t want to do anything. I did have him do some reading and some math, but I didn’t do any writing or much with him.
Well, I guess maybe he needed attention or something, but two things he’s been specifically told not to do, he did deliberately.
He got into the refrigerator and took out food by himself. Now he didn’t eat anything bad for him or anything but he’s been told not to eat stuff without asking me. Then later, I took him outside and he climbed on the roof.
I don’t even know how to keep him from doing this stuff short of never letting him out of my sight, literally. He’s seven years old and all the parenting stuff says that he’s more independent now and should be given a little more freedom, but he’s being deliberately disobedient and honesty, I don’t know how to stop him.
He’s been punished with time outs. I’ve explained the dangers of climbing on the roof and explained to him that if he keeps taking stuff out of the refrigerator to eat he might end up eating something that’s not good for him. I told him it’s my job to keep him safe and healthy, but if he keeps disobeying me, I can’t do that.
On the eighth of June, he has week of soccer camp, and I signed him up for basketball from the Y, so maybe once June starts he’ll be more busy and won’t have time to be bored. In July we’ll have VBS and I’m going to sign him up for swimming later.
I just want him to get himself under control so first grade will be better than kindergarten.