Getting Back At Your Kid

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The beauty of being a mom is the power you hold over your kids. Yes, the power to say yes or no to them when they ask for permission, say, to go out. Sometimes, you just have to throw back at your kids for throwing life's stress at you. I decided to give my son a hard time because he's at the age where he starts to become interested in girls and poke fun at his parents. He had asked days ago if he could go out and I said yes. On the morning when he was getting ready to go out, I pretended to not know and asked him what was he getting for. He said to "go out". I then asked him on whom's approval. He turned and gave me this "you must be kidding look". He replied, "You said I can go out." I tried to maintain a serious look and told him I didn't recall the conversation. The poor boy almost freaked out and told me when he asked me, what I was doing when he asked me, and my response. I repeated myself and said, "Nope, not going out today." I got a loud, "MOM!" and "Omigod! You said I can!". To annoy him more, I told him to stop calling me God because I'm not God. He stopped fixing his hair and looked at me. "You're not going out today", I repeated myself. Poor kid looked desperate. He's such an obedient child, gotta love that. He asked for the reason and I said because his math grade was not good enough. He laughed and knew I was messing with him. He said he'll try to get higher than an A+ in which I told him if I don't see an A++ on his next report card, don't bother to ask for lunch money or going out money.




24 comments:

Gwei Mui said...

I had to laugh at this story. It took me back several years - actually if I'm truthfull on last week. My daughter maybe seventeen but she still get's grounded if she hasn't done her chores or she's not reported into us when she's been out, or more likely hasn't got home in time!

Buckeroomama said...

Too funny!! Glad to hear that he was a good sport about it.

Wow, A+ in Math. Woo hoo! :)

Gratitude said...

You gave me sucha huge smile reading this post.

Great bonding is when mom and kids are able to hvg serious times as well as know when to be funny and pull each others' legs.

Have a wonderful new week Rose! ^_^
+Ant+

Mr. Stupid said...

HAHA. Better than an A+? Good one. Since, I am not a Mommy, I don't have anything wise to comment.
BTW, did he go out then?

Have a good day...:)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Hehe...Happy mothers' day Rosebelle.

JoeyRes said...

My daughter is 5 and will turn on the waterworks at the slightest hint of teasing. It's not fun for us yet.

RoseBelle said...

@Mr. S - Yes, he was allowed to go out. I was just messing with him. You can't get anything higher than an A+, at least I've never heard of it or seen it before.

Ebie said...

Yeah, kids have good memory, and they don't forget easy.

Alicia said...

Yah, I think he needs to work much harder in math!!! ;)

LOL!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Rosebelle, wayyyy to go! Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
Bring up your kids the way your mom brought you up and they'll be fine.
Same time have fun, Lee.

LDH said...

Good grades and obedient... you got a special boy there!

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, he must have been so confused!

eugene said...

Looks like my son cant go out at all,cos he never scores A for math,hhaahah, i love this story a lot,it just reminded me of how funny parenthood can be.

thank you for sharing,more to come ?

Veronica Lee said...

Hehe! You should have posted a pic of how he looked! I can so imagine his expression!!

Gina F said...

That was good! I do that with my kids all the time. They are like what did I do now. Too Funny! LOVE IT! HAPPY MONDAY!!! :)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

KN said...

What a good sport! An A+ in math is very hard to get. I think I was in the C and D curve in math. If he keeps up with his grade, it will be hard for you to say no, wouldn't it?

reanaclaire said...

I have 2 teenagers at home now.. so i understand what u meant when he answered back in disbelief.. lol.. i m a single mum, sometimes i feel i m too lenient and sometimes too darn hard... but in the end, i always relent cos i cannot see them unhappy.. but i have to see to the who's and the where's they r with..

Serline said...

Gotta be careful, especially with teenagers, lest it backfires...

Superman said...

I agreed that parent should have the upper hand over the kids. If not control,will surely lose control very soon.
Glad that he good in sport.

CVmom said...

It's hard to raise teenagers to be respectful AND excel in school. Today's kids seek freedom and individualism which make parenting more of a headache than ever before. You did a wonderful job!

nice A said...

Congratulations, tough mom! I love this post. It's good you're able to show your authority over your teenage boy. "Because I say so..." isn't enough but when coupled with a sound reason, kids will easily understand. It's good to be firm but kind as a parent. I can sure relate with you as I have kids at their early teens now.
Thanks, RoseBelle, for your great insights on what many people consider as taboo and too private to discuss.

Mei Teng said...

That's why they say "the hand that rocks the cradle rules rhe world"! :) Neverunderestimate the power influence mothers have over their young ones.

Cheryl said...

Ah...been there, done that as well with my three children!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Ahhhh...parenting I think is quite tough and not an easy job , I have to confiscate my 15 yr old girl's mobile phone after I accidentally saw loads of mushy messages from boys , I was like about to get a stroke or heart attack when I saw those messages.I told her straight on her face that her mobile phone will only be returned to her when she learns to behave and only when her exams are over....in fact I'm still thinking of terminating the line and to observe her movement more closely