I’d pay a buck for that.

I just paid my son a dollar because he didn’t sniff his friend’s butt.

Let me ‘splain.

My little guy (we call him “Commander,” because that’s what his teachers call him) is prone to impulsive behavior.  I can’t count the number of times each week I tell him, “Get yourself under control.”  He’s not bad, he just often loses control of himself and acts impulsively.

Yesterday at school one of his friends …umm…Bud…told him to sniff …umm…Frank’s…bottom.  Bud said he would give our guy $5 to do so.  Commander refused.  Bud said he would give Commander $20 to sniff Frank’s bottom.  (or as my son told the story, his “buttocks”)  Commander refused.  Bud said if he didn’t sniff said rear that he would no longer be my son’s friend.  Commander refused again.

“Mommy,” he said, “when he told me he’d give me $20, I almost did it.  But I know you said I wasn’t allowed to smell people’s buttocks.”

It’s true.  We’ve had that conversation.

We talked about making the right choice.  I told him I was proud of him for choosing to obey instead of caving to peer pressure.

Then I gave him a dollar.

I figure I’ll reward obedience with something tangible and show him that disobedience…

well, disobedience stinks.


~ by NinjaPrincess on February 9, 2012.

2 Responses to “I’d pay a buck for that.”

  1. You are a good Mom. You did an awesome job on this one.

  2. Awww…thanks!

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