Joys of Parenthood
So what to do with a seven year old who loses two behavior tickets in school for...oh, I don't know... thinking that it would be a good idea to start up a WWWF WRESTLING match with his buddy during Health class...and in the process, breaking a paper bin on his teacher's desk? Local adoption agency? Kiddy boot camp? Junior seminary school? In all seriousness, Josh is a great kid, but he just has these judgement lapses...i.e brain farts...where you have to shake your head and ask, "Dude- what were you thinkin?"
Having drawn the short straw, I was awarded the dubious task of doling out the punishment for the little guy. As luck would have it, one of his other buddies had just invited Josh to a birthday party this weekend, so not allowing him to attend that was kind of a no brainer...but the other "tough love" consequence for Bone Crusher Eubank Jr. was to tell him that he wasn't going to be allowed to test for his karate green belt in two weeks...something that he has been so looking forward to. Times like these where I HATE being a Dad...you want to give the world to your kids, but you also need to instill in them a sense of discipline and responsibility for their actions...easier said than done when a seven year-old with a killer smile and baby blue eyes is involved. Love ya, son...one day, you'll understand...like when you have kids of your own!