Tuesday difficult child and I learned that he was in the paper the night before for leading the JV bowling team at their 1st meet. We were both so super excited and still flying high when after school team practice came up. Neither of us expected this! Sometime during practice, difficult child missed a spare and the other kids lightheartly teased him about it. Not a good thing! He decided he needed to remind them as to who was the best on the team! Though it didn't get totally out of hand, I was embarrased for how he behaved. ............ Tonight, there was a contest and the other kid who is very similar to difficult child (we thought he might lead) in bowling won. He was sent up to the front desk to get his prize which I did not know what it was. difficult child comes up to me and asks for me to get him a rootbeer float. I go into the deli to order it just in time to see the staff handing the other boy a rootbeer float. I know difficult child was very jealous/angry that he did not win it so was going to show everyone that he could have one anyway. "Because whoever has the float is a winner and everyone else are loosers." in difficult child's eyes. So, I told him no rootbeer floats for him tonight - it would just cheapen the other boy's victory. Ofcourse difficult child is angry - he started throwing strikes and spares left and right and turning around saying, "Do I deserve it now?" I told him that was the prize for the contest and no matter how well he does now, he did not win the contest. He can not buy his way into victory. There will be another time and some day he might win the prize. ......... He still has trouble with this good sportmanship concept from time to time. Somedays I swear I think he wants the Golden Egg on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!!!!