Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Justice Schmustice

Does this look like the face of a future criminal mastermind?

Yea, I didn't think so either. That is until yesterday when it was time to get the little villain dressed. You see, the kids' school has pseudo-uniforms in that they have to wear a t-shirt with the name of the school imprinted on it. Usually Chase doesn't mind wearing this shirt. But Tuesdays are different because he goes straight from school to his keyboarding class.   Once upon a time, a kid in that class laughed at his school shirt, so now Chase must always change into a regular shirt before class. We pick that shirt out while he gets dressed that morning and put it in his backpack.

Well yesterday, it just so happened that there was a new, super exciting shirt in his drawer that he didn't want to wait until music to wear--he wanted to wear it RIGHT NOW! When he finally realized that Mama wasn't going to give in, he sat down, looked at the shirt, looked at me, looked at the shirt and then said:

"What happens if I spill something on my school shirt today?"

His little mind was calculating a devious plot to intentionally soil his school shirt so he'd have to change into his cool new shirt.  So we had a little talk about honesty and making good choices. And guess what: I think it worked. You see the kids are going to school for a bit today while I pack us up for the lake. Chase doesn't want to wear the school shirt to the lake, so we picked out a regular one for him to change into later. This time he looked at the shirt, he looked at me, he looked at the shirt and then he said:

"I am wearing a school shirt because it's Wednesday and I won't spill anything on it."

Still, we can't put our guards down yet. Child has clearly shown that he holds the potential to veer to the dark side.

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