So what is it about a child who lovingly gives something and then takes it back or destroys it when they feel they are in trouble? Anyone? Yeah, I can't answer that one either.
Yesterday is a prime example of this. We went to a place called Pump It Up for a birthday party. Great place to have parties and tires the kids out so bed time is easy peasy. Anyway, we get home and my #2 decides to GIVE me his balloon.
#2: Here mom, you can have my balloon.
Me: Thanks, that is very nice of you to share.
As the afternoon progresses he starts to antagonize his 2 brothers and they are about to lose it, big time. They tell him over and over to stop whatever it is he is doing.............he doesn't. What a surprise!
I walk over to him and take the items in his hand, his beloved dog (which he has had since the day he was born) and a soft ball with nobbies on it. As always I am deemed "The Bad Guy" and he begins his rant.
#2: Fine mom, I'm gonna take MY balloon back and POP it.
Me: Okay, if that is what you want to do.
#1 & #3: Mom he is going to pop your balloon!
Me: Yeah, that is typical! He always offers to give me something and then when he is in trouble or feels he is in trouble he takes it back and destroys it.
Who does that? Am I alone? I am at the point where I want to tell him NOT to GIVE me anything. There are always conditions with his "gifts" and I don't want them if I have to jump through hoops for the gift to be a "genuine" gift.