Thursday, February 7, 2008
Bring it on!
This morning Ethan has fully utilized the "I'm sick" thing to avoid going to school. Does he think I am just the biggest sucker there is? (probably.) He has a field trip going up to the Nature Center in Ogden -they're going snowshoeing and looking for animal tracks, and well, he just doesn't want to do it! For some reason, he doesn't want to wear snowclothes and go on a bus. Who knows why, because it sounds fun to me! So he came up with an ala carte selection of excuses as we are getting him ready: "Mom, my stomach hurts. Do you know why it hurts? Because I have to get up so early." Next, "Mom, my back is really REALLY hurting. I think it's hurting because I have to go on a field trip. " After all the snow clothes are on he says, "See, this is why I don't want to go, because I have to wear so many snow clothes." He finally came out with it as a last ditch effort and said, " I don't want to go to "Oregon" (Ogden) because I don't want to be outside for 2 hours." Oh! Gasp! The Horror! I bet if that kid was standing outside necked for 2 hours in a snowstorm with his handheld video game, he'd do it twice! We try and put limits on the 'electronic entertainment/nightmares for parents' - keep him active and constructive, but The whole video game thing.... it's such a pull for him.... aarrgh!!..........Let the battles begin! He will not win this one.