My five year old son has developed an attitude lately. I know part of this is because of his age and that he is testing the waters to see how far her can push me. He seems to find a way to take an attitude over everything. When he is told to clean his room he tries to argue and when that is unsuccessful he will sulk upstairs and mutter under his breath about how he never does anything but clean clean clean all day long. Last time I made a vegetable he did not like he tried to tell me he was going to be carnivore and only eat meat from now on, because carnivores never have to eat any vegetable they don’t like. He recently got grounded from playing any games on the computer after he had a melt down of epic magnitude because he was not allowed to play two video games that day.
He used to love getting his picture taken also. I am a big picture taker, I have hundreds and hundreds of pictures of my kids. He used to love to sit and pose for me, now it is like pulling teeth to get him to sit still and not make a monster face long enough for me to snap a decent picture of him.
From stories I have heard from my mother in law, he is like a carbon copy of his father. Sometimes I feel like my son and I are from different planets. I was a very laid back and easy child, he is not. I love my son to pieces but he definitely keeps me on my toes.
Moral of this blog, you know that saying about how you get back what you give your parents. Well apparently that applies only the child who was naughty because I can tell you this for sure, he did not get his attitude from me.