Turkey has always loved to, um, argue. He’s getting more sophisticated with his arguments, however, and it’s starting to concern me.
Last week, he and Bunny were disagreeing about something. She ended up smacking him, and he promptly smacked her back. Because I don’t want him to think it’s OK to hit girls, I decided to deal with his disobedience first, and it was an interesting experience.
We’ve been talking a lot lately about treating others the way you want to be treated, and I thought it was working, at least I did until that day. When I reminded him that’s the way we should behave, he came back with, “But she must *want* me to hit her, because she hit me first, and we’re supposed to treat others the way we want to be treated.”
OK, he may have had a point regarding her actions. I *know* he knows what the concept *really* means though, so he’s just sharpening his debate (and critical thinking) skills on me.
I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge!