Before you pass judgment on this photo, you must know the story behind it.
I had just finished working out and I walked into the boy's room to see if they had cleaned their room and got dressed. Bradley worked fast and was super obedient .. and Calvin? Well Calvin was literally sitting on his bed picking his nose.
So I say: "Um, why aren't you done?"
Calvin: "because cleaning is boring and I don't want to!!".
Me: "If you don't get up right now and start cleaning, I'm going to get a bag!"
Calvin: "YOU CAN'T TOUCH MY STUFF!!!!!!!"
Listen... I don't think any of us really know 100% what to do as parents and when they push buttons after trying to be nice, we sometimes snap in the oddest ways. With no hesitation, I snatched up the legos he was holding in his hand. I tossed it down my sweaty shirt and gave him "that mom look", ya know... I dare you to challenge me.
Calvin: "YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! YOU'RE SO MEAN TO ME!!!!".
It was at that moment I just started shoving anything I could find DOWN my shirt, that belonged to him and yes even in my pants. And when I heard him start to laugh, I followed it up with. "Good, now that you are happy again... please clean your room" and walked back out of the room.
He cleaned the room, got dressed, and I kept my cool. It might not have been the best parenting, but it ending with laughter and a clean room.
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