The fine line between

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by JJJ, May 3, 2009.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Somedays it is very hard to find the fine line between what he can't do and what he chooses not to do...
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    We're talking Tigger, right?

    I think even easy child's can struggle with behaviors that are hard to distinguish between what they cannot do and what they choose to not do. A lot depends on their age, maturity, and ability to articulate what's bothering them.
  3. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Mostly Eeyore...with Tigger it is still pretty obvious when he can't vs won't d o something.

    Just a frustrating day dealing with him today.
  4. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I agree. He is at a difficult age too, at least from what I have seen with easy child. Hugs, and take lots of deep breaths.
  5. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

    I have learned over time that it will always be difficlut to tell if difficult child is lazy or really just doesn't get it. I really think it's a combo of both!
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Well wait till you get him some sidewalk chalk and he calls you outside to look at a chalk line and says "Momma - is that the fine line you keep talking about?"

    Yeah - son - that's it.

  7. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

    Star - that made me laugh so hard!! I know the feeling! When difficult child was about 6 I told her in the car to hang on - she said hang on to what?

    Those are clear moments of just not getting it!
  8. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    They're so literal.

    Talking to difficult child 2 yesterday & grumping about him getting up at 6:15 AM. He looks at me and says...

    "No I didn't. I got up at 6:13."

    I'd laugh if I wasn't nuts.