Fysh is well mannered, he really is as awesome as he sounds here, we never dealt with the terrible two’s or the threenager ages and he only ever threw a tantrum in the shop once but eight has brought on a kid I don’t know so well. He’s still very polite, clever, grateful for even the small things and quirky but in between that I’m seeing things like talking back and the more recent – LYING TO ME!
I mean it’s small things, like telling me how the food was fantastic and then realizing he never even dished up for himself or saying he did something I know he didn’t. But small things build. And the little teenage attitude… It’s like having 16 year old me live with me. Well not quite that extreme.
What the hell is this even, I don’t know how to deal with this, I feel bad when I reprimand him but I know I can’t let it slide because I refuse to have a bratty little kid like some I’ve met who walk all over their parents. I suppose that somewhere along the line he had to be not the perfect little unicorn child right? He always apologizes and whatnot and accepts when I take away his tablet etc as punishment but still. Anyone else? Please tell me this is only a phase? PLEASE let it only be a phase!
This parenting shit is hard yo