My 5 and 7 year old are in the bathroom brushing their teeth. My wife decides they’ve been in there a bit too long. Her suspicion send her towards the bathroom. Through the closed door I hear the 7 year old say,”Mom is coming hurry up”. Where do the learn this logic? I won’t claim I haven’t done this but have I ever said.”hurry up your mom is coming”? What teaches them to hurry up and complete mischief prior to being caught? I want them to learn to take responsibility for their choices. If they think they need to hide something then I want them to contemplate their actions.
Parenting is tough but worth every minute.
In case you wanted to know, they were struggling to get the cap off the toothpaste. The urgency was created from trying to complete tooth brushing before mom arrived.
In my best Harry potter voice,