Today has been a little frustrating. Ammon played the wii before school without permission, while I was getting ready. Granted, he did his chore and was all ready for school before he played. BUT when I said it was time to turn it off and go to school he ignored me and kept playing. I went over and just turned the game off. He got soooooo upset with me and was trying to reason why he didn't stop playing right when I said. Seriously? I am the Mom!!!! On top of that, he didn't add a player for Zenock either, and he wanted to play too. Ammon has had a real "teenager" attitude lately and I've had enough!! I don't understand where his bad manners come from, nor his negativity all the time. We have limits at our house....always have, always will.....so why this terrible behavior? I wish I knew how to switch his attitude. It does make me wonder if this is the calm before the storm of real teenagerhood.
I am also frustrated with Gideon today. While I was feeding Ayla he discovered he can reach into the kitchen junk drawer where I keep things out of sight that he can't have.........like gum. And he trotts right over to me with an open package of gum and starts unloading it. Before I knew it he had a piece in his mouth and was unwrapping more. I don't have a safe place for anything anymore!!!! I guess it's too much to expect him to be quiet and content with Gideon appropriate things while I take care of his little sister.