Thursday, December 29, 2011

Battle of wills

When will these kids ever learn?!? 
We learned today that Aiden has been testing his teachers at daycare the last few days.  The boys are completely different when it comes to getting in trouble at school.  Ethan will run to us and explain what he has done before we can find out from the teacher.  Aiden, on the other hand, is the complete opposite.  His expressions let us know he has gotten in trouble but he never will speak up first.  After we hear from the teachers and question him, he says "I don't know... I can't remember." 
Well... that is what we heard tonight.  When he got home he was sent to his room and Daddy also told him that he would be going to bed early tonight (8:30).  That was a little too much for him to handle.  He decided that he was just going to stay in his room for the rest of the night until his Daddy changed his mind and moved his bed time back to 9pm.  And so begins the battle of wills.
We go about our normal routine and Aiden stays in his room making as much noise as he possibly can.  Every squeaky toy he can find is making their sound all at once.  After about 15 minutes he decides to rejoin the family but with a lot of pouting and stomping so he gets the warning that additional time will be taken from his bedtime if he doesn't turn his attitude around.  Shortly after dinner, I turn the corner to find this...
Aiden put himself to bed (on the couch) 2 hours before his bedtime.  I guess he wore himself out caring around the extra attitude.

Battle of wills:  Daddy 1  Aiden 0

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