Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Fake Apology

I am a pretty tolerant parent. But the one thing that really yanks my chain is when my child doesn't listen, gets issued a consequence for his poor behavior, and he still continues making bad choices. So I enforce the stated consequence and he floods me with tears and apologies. Not because he's sorry, but just because he wants the privilege back.

Seriously, dude. I don't eff around and I don't take ungrateful, whiny, spoiled child attitude, particularly since I bend over backward for you, as the love of my life under 4' tall. 

Your alligator tears don't affect me. 

He's now in his room. And I'm going back outside to mulch in 95 degree temperatures, because I much prefer it to being around him right now. I don't think anything else makes me more irate than the fake apology. 

1 comment:

Dana said...

I completely agree. *nods*