The Boy is even willing to make his DVD viewing habits Seth-friendly. He asks me if his selection is appropriate BEFORE he puts said movie into the DVD player.
The Boy is also more willing to do his share of household chores if he knows Seth is on the way. He tore through the living room, picking up his books and other stuff, and even vacuumed (though he did grumble about that a while). He scanned the area looking for potential safety hazards and valued possessions that he would prefer that Seth not touch.
The Boy asked me if Seth would enjoy looking at the 40th anniversary Sesame Street book he got for Christmas (the same Boy who would freak if a single page was soiled by drool or sticky fingers). I suggested looking for more kid-friendly (code for less expensive and treasured) books.
Take a privilege away from The Boy for long enough and when it is restored, he doesn't value it as much. He hadn't been allowed to be online for several months - now that he's cleaned up his act, behaviorally speaking, and can once again surf the 'Net, he now gives up the computer of his own volition after about two hours. Even when I say he doesn't have to, he automatically logs
I would be remiss (and sorry later, if you catch my drift) if I didn't mention that the privilege earning system is The Mister's doing. I'm much too
Keeping The Boy on a pretty strict schedule has made him self-governing. Last night, at 6:30, he asked if it was time to take his meds, and said, "But don't you want me to go to bed now?" Uhh, no - if he went to bed at 6:30 pm each night, he'd be up at 3am raiding the refrigerator. His pants are tight enough now, thank you. On school nights, he usually takes his meds at 7, and is in dreamland by 8pm. Them's some good drugs.
Maybe our lives would have been easier if I had a steady stream of cute yet poopy toddlers in the house all these years?
Maybe that's what The Boy had in mind since he's been asking fo
Guess I don't have it all figured out yet. Maybe I should have a talk with Seth, he seems to have The Boy's number.