September 8, 2011

Knock ‘em Dead, Sweetheart

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.