welcome to crazyville. population 5. today is a half day for both the elementary schools and the middle schools. (why does it seem like there are more and more of these silly half days?) so i picked Tiny T and his buddy up at 12:45. the buddy had no idea what he had in store for him....
Tiny T had made a request this morning for a list of chores to do to earn money for some new shoes. keep in mind that his closet is so full of shoes, he can't even see which ones he has. but that is neither here nor there.
anyway, he had invited a friend over to play today since he knew it was a half day. but he really wants these shoes, so this morning he told me, "i feel bad for my friend, i invited him over to play and he is just going to have to help me do chores. not a very fun play date". i asked him if he was going to pay his friend for helping and he said "nah, he will just WANT to help me, i'm sure." oh, the logic of an 8 year old.
and don't feel bad for the friend. no chores have been done to date. big shocker.
i have also found that i am no longer the "cool mom". this is being told to me by my fourteen year old. (of course, when i let 8 of his buddies spend the night and run up and down the stairs til 5 am, i am the coolest mom ever.) but when i make him stay home on a half day to finish 4 missing assignments in three different classes, i am the worst mother ever. i mean, all his friends are out and about roaming the neighborhood. it makes sense that HE should be there too.
i guess there is a fine line between being friends with your kid and making them actually want to be a productive member of society. Big A is really pushing my buttons right now, because all he wants to do is hang with his friends, and school, well, it just gets in the way.
needless to say, he is sitting here right now doing his homework and giving me the evil eye. trust me, i don't mind it. i am sitting here right now on my blog making fun of him. ha! i win.....