When Daniel got off the bus today, he told me that he had a bad day.
When I asked him why, he said it was because he got a yellow.
(If you’re not familiar with this behavior system, Green=Good, Yellow=Warning, Red=Bad)
And when I asked why he got a yellow, he said it was because he hit someone BACK.
“I didn’t hit him FIRST mom. That mean boy hit me hard so it hurt, so I hitted him back HARDER.”
To which I responded, “Good. As long as you don’t hit someone first, you’re okay.”
Because in my house, I teach my kids to not hit FIRST.
But hitting someone back? I’m totally good with.
Knock ‘em dead, sweetheart, knock ‘em dead.