Friday, November 6, 2009
de-throning the dictator
Don't be fooled by his face, we have a dictator on our hands folks. He is a mostly benevolent dictator, but a dictator nonetheless. We have decided we must intervene before things get totally out of control in the parent-child power structure. Parks has become increasingly demanding over the past few months and I've come to realize it's because...I give in to his demands. Lightbulb moment!
Possible solutions have included having another child so I would be forced to give him less attention and therefore he would have to adjust to not being the center of our universe. However at the end of the day, this solution probably isn't the best one for us right now.
What needs to be done is the hard thing: intentionally parenting. Ugh, I wish it were easier! "Operation De-throne" is starting today and I have a feeling we're in for a rough few days. It's ok though, it's worth it to have well-behaved children, that's what I'll be repeating to myself this week.