Tonight I thought I’d share a piece of my life……..I have a son who just recently turned 10 yrs old. He’s very anti-social, just like his daddy. I have tried and tried to get him into some kind of activity. Over the years we’ve tried, t-ball, wrestling and swimming to no avail. He doesn’t much care to talk to people. He hates competing and he’s painfully embarrassed to do anything in front of people. Give him something to build or nature books to read any day. School music programs are his kryptonite and he barely sings and don’t even think about asking him to dance. Tonight was his 4th grade fall festival and he’d been grumbling about it for weeks. Not only was he expected to sing and dance, he had a (Da Da Daaaaaaaaaa) speaking line. He did wonderfully! I was extremely proud of him and of course lavished him with all kinds of praise afterwards which led to this….
Him “So I did good?”
Me: “YES! You were great! I’m so proud of you!”
Him “So do I get a reward?”
Me *I knew this was coming* SIGH “what do you want?” *This is what praise leads to people*
Him “I want a Lego kit.” *He always wants a Lego kit and that shit is expensive. But the girl is in gymnastics so it’s only fair I do something for him since he won’t join anything*
Me “Do the Gangham style dance and let me tape it”
Him *look of utter horror* “Are you going to put it online?”
Me “Uh YEAH, it’s like you don’t know me at all kid”
And from that we get this gem of awesomeness…..
So I got a great video. He’s slowly getting over his fear of being in front of people…and a Lego kit, he’s totally getting a Lego kit.