Over this last 365 days, it's been an interesting year with señor Calvin. He is one handsome kid with a VERY spirited soul. I was also a spirited child, but it's like he is the new 2.0 version... smarter and faster! So here is the breakdown of what's been going on:
He debates (even when I don't allow it). He yells way too much and talks so loud all the time. Like all the time. lol. Mr. Sonboul always tells him this; "We are right here Calvin, please stop talking so loud". He only wants to do homework with me and NO ONE ELSE! He never does it the first time I ask. He tell lies from time to time, to not get in trouble. He will not read for his teacher, even though he can totally read (I have to secretly record him, so his teacher can pass him off for reading levels). He tries to tell his teacher...how to do her job. No lie, he corrects her. He hates doing paperwork and would rather sit at his table and get in trouble.
Mr. Sonboul and I have been talking and I really...REALLY think that Santa might bring him coal in his stocking this year. I know that parents all over the world tell their kids the tale of the "coal in the stocking", but has anyone ever really done it? Now let me switch gears and say that I LOVE my Calvin. He is the cutest little things and I adore him. Mr. Sonboul and I are super strict, so know that this strong willed personality hasn't come from our parenting. This is just who Calvin is and I knew it from the moment I was preggo with the little munchkin. His sassy ways often have Mr. Sonboul and I giggling when he isn't looking and think "How in the world can a 6 year old do this?!!!!".
I have prayed about it a kabillion times and I know that this is who he needs to be. That I shouldn't change his spirited ways, but guide it. So will getting coal in his stocking guide this strong willed child? I'm willing to try and see what happens. No punishment works...really they don't. He can't care less. So maybe Santa can cause him to "care a little more".
Thoughts? Am I crazy for wanted to do this? I'm 95% sure I'm going to go through with it.