difficult child and consequences, A little maturity sneaking i

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by susiestar, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Our county fair is going on through this weekend. If anyone remembers, last year difficult child got into some sort of altercation that involved a knife he bought, or was given or something. Details never were clear.

    husband and I took Jess, a friend of hers, and thank you to the fair tonight. Friend is sleeping over. Ran into difficult child there, he said Gpa was there somewhere. This was at 6:30.

    At 8:00 husband, thank you, and I were in the Expo Hall eating junk food (total indulgence, YUM!!). difficult child came by, shared what we could not finish, and then Gma and Gpa came by.

    By 8:30 difficult child was leaving for the evening, knowing that his little brother and sister were going to be staying at the fair for quite a while longer.

    As he hugged me goodbye (in public, no less!! :kisses:) he said maybe if he had stayed away from the knives last year he would be allowed to stay late this year. You could have knocked me over with a feather!!!!!!! :surprise:

    Yeah, he had consequences last year. But realizing that events a year ago determined what he was allowed to do this year, that is major!!!!

    I am amazed and proud that he is "getting it". :bravo:

  2. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Pretty amazing for a 15 year old!!!! :bravo:

    It's always nice when they get it, isn't it? :salute:
  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    That is really good. And he handled it so maturely, so calmly. I have noticed though, that sometimes as they get older even the most worrying kid can sometimes 'get it' and turn around totally.

    Here's hoping.

  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    :bravo: :smile:

    I hope he continues to make progress.

  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    What a great post to read-definitely sounds like a bit of maturity! :bravo: