Really Mica and Isaak are pretty good kids; when they are separated that is. Their teachers love them.
When they are together it's
Yesterday was no exception of this behavior. They were at Grandma and Grandpa's house. I got a pretty downer report when I went to go pick them up. I tried to hurry them out of there. I knew Grandma and Grandpa were done with children for the day.
I went inside to go pick up Mica and Isaak. Mica says right away, "That toy that Isaak's holding is mine. Isaak is not to share it!" Then Isaak threw it at me. I collected it, and refused to give it to anyone. The TV got shut off and Mica threw himself on the floor. I could see Isaak doing this, but with Mica it sort of surprised me. I grabbed them and off we went. Then I had a talk with them in the car and Daddy had a talk with them at home.
Daddy thought we should take swimming away. I thought it was something we should do. Part of why they were acting up is: A) It was raining, so getting outside to run all day just didn't happen. Activity for our boys is something they really need! B) Isaak didn't get a nap. He's weaning from naps. Isaak's a punk a monk when he doesn't get a nap.
I told Mica, "When I tell you it's time to leave, you get up, grab your stuff and leave." Then I asked Mica, "Why in the world did you throw yourself down like that Mica?" Mica said, "Because McDonalds makes me crazy Mom!" I don't know if he was referring to the happy meal toy that they were fighting over, or the food that never breaks down?!
So Mica gets no McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and so on because that type of food, the toys that come all packaged and kid advertising friendly, makes him crazy! That's fairly easy to take away. Grandma and Grandpa were told, "No McDonalds for Mica because it makes his behavior crazy!"I don't know how long Mica won't get fast food. If we need something quick Subway or some other place will have to do.
Part of me feels like a horrible parent when my kids act up. Then I have to remind myself that our kids are people to, they have their moments, their bad days, stages and moods. I know we are far from being perfect parents. As long as they are not consistently kids with problems I think we're doing an ok job.