yesterday morning started out PERFECT. chad & i got up early, got dressed, had a devotional together, started breakfast & then the boys woke up. we ate as a family & then chad headed off to save the world. (that is what he tells the boys he's doing all day! ha)
its now 8:40 & kaden is still not dressed
finally at 8:55 we are walking out the door.
i didn't have time to take him to the actually school because he messed around this morning. we had 5 minutes before school started, so i drove him to the end of the street where we have gone most mornings since school started in september. when i say the end of our street - its really close - less than 3 minutes walk, i can see it from the end of our driveway. he got out of the car, walks a little way & then starts crying. he wanted me to walk the rest of the way with him but i couldn't because brock & my niece was in the car. we talked & he calmed down for a few seconds. he knew this was his only option - go to school.
he started to walk towards his school & i drove off. i usually don't do this. i normally stay and watch him walk all the way to the school doors, but today i wanted him to know i was serious & that he had to go to school.
i'm in my car driving the short distance home, i look in my rear view mirror & there is kaden running. he is running home! i was furious! i had a strong talk with him & told him that he is suppose to be at school not home. so he will not be coming inside until 11:30, when i would pick him up. so he sat on the front porch all morning.
i know many of you are thinking how could i. that is so mean. what a horrible mother i am for doing such a thing. you don't need to write me a mean comment - i already feel bad enough. but i needed to do something, letting him come in would not have taught him a lesson. but you can leave a comment on what you do with a VERY strong willed child. time-outs don't work. spanking him doesn't either. its just been in the last month & a half that he has gotten worse at home. at church - there is never any problem with him. at school - he's perfect. he told me that he just wants to be bad at home. I NEED HELP! and your PRAYERS too please! i just need & want things to change.