Sunday, December 4, 2011

The strong willed child

My mom bought a book by this title when I was a toddler. I now have it and apparently need to start reading it. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree with Coen. Here's an example:

At dinner he got in trouble for screaming and melting down as I started to cut up his food. He thought I wasn't going to let him feed himself. Punishment at our house is not getting to eat until the crying stops and an apology is made. The crying stopped quickly, but he would NOT apologize. We kept saying, "Coen, say sorry" and he would just turn away. Carter jumped in with "he's a baby. He can't talk." If only this were the case. It took about 15 minutes, but we finally got him to copy me one word at a time "mommy, I am sorry"...

Hours later I asked him to say sorry just 'cause. He immediately said "sorry!"

Yep. Strong willed.


A Cottage Industry said...

...yup, that's YOUR little strong willed apple, all right! (And just look how well you turned out!!)
Gramma Cupcake

GG said...