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May 17, 2010

So, what do I do...

When we last saw our heroes, Mothman was in Big Deep Trouble. He was doing bad things in school and out. He was smokin in the boys room and sportin tats. Well, maybe not that bad, but the first grade equivalent.

In the last 3 weeks, he has had a sea-change. He gets stickers every day in school. His teacher has written a note saying that he is, once again, the best in class, doing all his work and helping others' do theirs.

Thing is, back when he got punished for being bad, he had 2 things taken away. The first was a birthday party. When he missed that, he wrote himself a poster "How to be good in school". He looks at it every morning, just to remind himself.

Now, he's excellent again, and he asked if he could earn back the second thing he got taken away - namely, the boyscouts white water rafting trip.

What should I do?




Blogger cube said...

I think if he has changed his behavior he should be allowed to go on the trip. You can always hold it over his head...


Guilt can work wonders... our grandmothers knew this.

May 20, 2010 2:42 PM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

I'm inclined to agree... but I feel like I'm going back on my word. Decisions decisions.


May 20, 2010 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you can have him earn the trip back? Say, so many days without fighting with Stinky - could be a win-win:) Of course, Stinky might make this difficult, but earning things should be difficult.
Good Luck!

May 24, 2010 12:58 PM  

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