My son has been given the curse and blessing of an unusual name. It was my grandfather's name, it is a fine name. It is not the name of your
In the course of a boy's life, certain temptations are almost irresistible.
One of these temptations is a pristine piece of wet cement.
Oh, Big O. When your name is as distinctive as yours, a nom de plume is in order.
One of the Honey's chief complaints about the Ex is that he does not ever make Big O suffer any consequences. I find that the Honey can be a little Draconian in his notions of discipline, and overall, I find that I am usually more in line with the Ex. You can imagine what a big hit this is at home.
My first instinct is to drag Big O by the ear down to public works and make him perform some sort of penance, like dumping out their trash cans or SOMETHING to show him that there are consequences. But wait...in this day and age, they could thank me for my honesty and then slap me with a bill for the signed concrete art.
I'm honest, and I'm civic minded.... and I'm poor.
So I called the ex to ask what he thought an appropriate measure would
be, and sure enough, he thinks a lecture would suffice. Boys will be boys.
I understand that it's a temptation beyond measure to a boy walking home alone from school.
But when he walks by it in the future, I want Big O to wince, and wish that he had not done it, NOT discover the joys of sharpies and start making his mark everywhere. (And may I say that I am terrified that they are going to ask the school about the name and bill me anyway.)
Any recommendations for consequences of boyish behavior? Less than a beating but more than a lecture.
I hate it when the Honey is right.