My seven year old son … I love him very much; but he has developed something that many children have – “selective deafness.” Mainly – I know he hears me – he just doesn’t realize this. He ignores my voice like crazy now! I feel like I have to launch a brick at his head to get him to listen most days.
Each (school day) morning I get up at 7:00 – brew myself a cuppa and then go wake him up. Then at 7:20 I go in again to wake him up. 7:25 … 7:30 … By 7:35 I’ve yanked the covers off him and turned on the light.
I pick out his clothes; throw them at him and tell him “here put these on” then I have to keep reminding him to eat his breakfast, put shoes and socks on, breathe …. I’m sure he has A.D.D … hell I have A.D.D … But seriously kid?! You’re seven years old! Get with the damn program!
Sidenote: Last night he finished off the milk. So the only milk left is already in the baby’s cup. I have no creamer or milk for my coffee. Is it wrong to ‘borrow’ some milk from the sippy cup? Yes? Oh … Oh well ….