Saturday, February 16, 2008

R.I.P. Yellow Football Pants

So the yellow football pants that Will wears everyday (if you know Will, you know what I'm talking about) are now gone. I threatened him the other day that if he hit his sister again I would give the pants to Goodwill. Will looked right at me and hit her again! So I had to follow through. There were tears, wailing, knashing of teeth, hitting of his mom. And finally the tantrum ended in sad whimpers, "Those were my favorite pants. . . I was so excited about those pants." This was really hard for me as a mom, I was crying too, but I hope he learned a lesson that he can't hit his sister and that his mom isn't a doormat.

Sidenote: He now just wears baseball pants rolled up to his knee for his daily football pant fix.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Wow--the yellow pants are gone. You have my condolences (but thumbs up for following through!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, that breaks my heart! It's always hardest on mom when your child has to be disciplined. Wow, hats off to you--that was a tough one!!

Anonymous said...

that just breaks my heart! How awful for both of you! I definitely think it's harder on the mom when her child has to be disciplined. Way to go, though--that took serious fortitude!

arinandevasmom said...

Tough call. I'll miss those yellow pants, but hopefully Will has learned not to hit his sister! (If only Arin had some yellow pants . . . She clocked Eva today with a stick.)

Tiffany Washburn said...

I say you keep them as a keep sake. He doesn't have to know you still have them...but one day those things might be fun to pull out! :)