Wednesday, March 11, 2009

it's because I really like him...

(I am not exaggerating when I say my kid is huge)

while the teenage years come with hormones, and vanity....I fail to allow teenager to be an excuse for bad attitude.
talking back will just never fly.
Jared forgot this, and ended up losing his cell phone Sunday for his horrifically bad attitude.
instead of accepting his punishment and letting it go.
he continued to mouth off.
with each sentence he yelled,
I just replied with "another day then?!"
It ended with me getting his phone for seven days.
SEVEN.
hello slow learner.....
and yes, I felt like dick...er....richard vernon.

Richard Vernon: You're not fooling anyone, Bender. The next screw that falls out will be you.
Bender: Eat my shorts.
Richard Vernon: What was that?
Bender: Eat... My... Shorts.
Richard Vernon: You just bought yourself another Saturday.
Bender: Ooh, I'm crushed.
Richard Vernon: You just bought one more.
Bender: Well I'm free the Saturday after that. Beyond that, I'm going to have to check my calendar.
Richard Vernon: Good, cause it's going to be filled. We'll keep going. You want another one? Just say the word say it. Instead of going to prison you'll come here. Are you through?
Bender: No.

thank you Breakfast Club....
disciplining this age....is just so much more difficult then with little ones. challenging to say the least.

Last night his varsity team had a game and he "needed" a phone so he could call when the game was done.
I handed him my phone.
my pink phone.
I think he considered arguing cruel and unusual punishment, but opted to take the phone and shove it in his pocket.
It wasn't until Colin texted him later to find out how much time was left
and my Britney Spears ringtone went off, that I think he decided that being nice was the way to go...
because his mom.
she is horribly mean.

10 comments:

pakosta said...

you seriously make me laugh, pee my pants , fall on the floor laugh! you got him GOOD !LOL!tara

gabbyfek said...

that
is a whole lot of hilarious.
LOVE.
xox.

sarah said...

that was awesome! LOVE this post.
not the mouthy teenager part...but the payback part ;)

oh! and your new banner is FABULOUS.
xx.

essie said...

I love your mommy-style
and your pink phone
and the boylie who pushed it too the limit...let him know he's in good company.
Pres lost the xbox until the quarter is over...talk about the 'tude!!
i know how roll, and let me tell ya, i'm HAPPY to be in the trenches with you!!

xoxoxoxoxooxoxxoxoox

Audrey said...

this just makes me laugh so hard. while my oldest is just 12, i taught high school for years, and i know this age well. and your way? so much more effective than yelling or lecturing or anything like that. set the boundaries and then stick with them. love it. you're a good mama, even if you are mean to him. lol.

Missy said...

I want to be you.
Seriously,
And as soon as I started reading this, the breakfast club popped in my head.
You are awesome. :)

staceyfike said...

omg! you ARE a mean mommy!
so was my mom!
and i am SO GLAD she was!
good for you!

Karoline said...

"Don't mess with the bull, son, you'll get the horns!!" I hope you finished with that...

~*AMY*~ said...

i am laughing like a freak...
i have a whole lot to look forward to huh?
my boy, he's 11...and the bad attitude is just starting...

Jason Ebeling said...

That was great. Please keep all the embarrassing your boy stories coming - I'm sure I'll be able to use some and will do so with much delight. Oh, and the shout out to the Breakfast Club was the cherry on top.